From cloud cost management to FinOps
By creating self-serve platform capability, we managed to successfully empower engineering teams to maximise their resource costs and usage. The overall forecasted saving figure for the year is around 50% compared to the previous year just by creating the right balance between information availability and actionability.
RVU encompasses several UK market leaders for price comparison platforms like Uswitch.com and Confused.com. Our team, Airship, looks after the infrastructure of our London-based brands and at the end of 2022 we were tasked with reducing cost and resource wastage. We embarked on a journey which would keep tagging, labelling, Kubecost, Looker and Argo Workflows at its core. The impact was massive: In the first month after the launch of the MVP, our cost went down by around 6%, our cluster efficiency improved by 20%, and our idle cost decreased by 33% with a self-serve platform. The overall forecasted saving figure for the year is around 50% compared to the previous year just by empowering engineering teams in the right way.