Ben Schaechter from Vantage - Cloud Cost Optimization Explained

Our Guest: Ben Schaechter is the Co-founder & CEO of Vantage, a cloud cost optimization platform for AWS, Azure, GCP, Kubernetes, Datadog, Snowflake, Databricks, Fastly, and more. 

Episode Topics:
  • The current maturity level of the Cloud Cost Optimization cycle.
  • The dollar threshold of cloud spending at which organizations should consider pursuing cloud optimization services
  • Understanding how Vantage facilitates the process of cloud optimization.
  • Ben's view on the hyperscaler cloud service providers' included cost management tools + looking at all elements contributing to cloud usage-based cost.
  • Ben's take on the Morgan Stanley thesis that cloud cost optimization leads to greater spending / more workloads long-term.
  • Do all optimization efforts lead to greater lock-in with the cloud provider?
  • Commitment mechanisms + taking advantage of Enterprise Discount Program (EDP).
  • The timeframe for yielding positive results after implementing cloud optimizations.?
  • Ben’s commentary on trends outside the hyperscalers, including Snowflake, Databricks, and Datadog.


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Ben Schaechter from Vantage - Cloud Cost Optimization Explained
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