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Google Cloud is officially a FinOps Certified Service Provider

June 23, 2023
Eric Lam

Head of Cloud FinOps

Sarah McMullin

Product Lead, Cloud Billing Experience

In our commitment to help customers maximize their business value with Google Cloud, we are excited to announce that Google Cloud has been officially certified as a FinOps Certified Service Provider by the FinOps Foundation. This certification recognizes Google Cloud's commitment to helping organizations manage their cloud costs effectively. We have done this successfully for many organizations including General Mills, OpenX and PayPal, to name a few. 

Our work in this space is guided by Cloud FinOps, an operational framework and cultural shift that brings technology, finance, and business together to drive financial accountability and accelerate business value realization through cloud transformation. By implementing cloud FinOps capabilities, we help customers on their cloud transformation journey from strategy through implementation, enabling sustainable business outcomes that drive financial accountability, optimize cloud spend, and realize business value.

Our Cloud FinOps Global Practice is a virtual team of engineers, consultants, value advisors, and product experts organized to deliver a unified cloud experience to customers. As such, we offer a wide range of cloud FinOps tools and differentiated offerings to help customers across key strategic areas of cloud FinOps, including:

  • Cloud billing budgets and alerts

  • Cloud cost management tools

  • Cloud FinOps strategy and design

  • Cloud cost optimization analysis

  • Transparency and value realization

Google Cloud is also a premier member of the FinOps Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that promotes the adoption of FinOps practices.

We strive to help our customers manage their cloud costs effectively. The FinOps Certified Service Provider certification is a testament to our commitment to FinOps and our dedication to helping our customers succeed with their cloud investments.

Later this month, we’ll be participating in the FinOps X Conference, a two-day event focused on helping organizations get the most out of their cloud investments. Happening  in San Diego on June 27-30, we’ll be meeting with company leaders looking to optimize their costs and leading several sessions topics including:

  • Top 3 Lessons Learned from Adopting Cloud FinOps at Scale on Google Cloud

  • Billing is Thrilling with Google Cloud

  • Cost Optimization with General Mills

  • GenerEATive AI: Food & FinOps for GenAI

We’ll also be exhibiting at the event. Come by our booth to learn more about our cloud solutions and how we can help you save money, improve efficiency, and drive innovation.

Google Cloud sessions at FinOps X Conference

Top 3 Lessons Learned from Adopting Cloud FinOps at Scale on Google Cloud

Hear from the pioneers and innovators on pushing the Cloud FinOps agenda at scale across their respective organizations. Having just started their transformation last year on Google Cloud, CME rapidly incubated a FinOps team and deployed essential cloud FinOps capabilities. Equifax leveraged automation to drive FinOps at scale while SAP expanded its FinOps capabilities across multi-cloud environments. Each of them will share their top three lessons learned and common pitfalls so that you can avoid them as you embark on your own cloud FinOps journey. Session link

Billing is Thrilling with Google Cloud

Did you know that Google Cloud provides a wide range of billing data and FinOps tooling out-of-the-box to understand and allocate cloud costs, establish efficient spend, and stay ahead of cost surprises? Come meet the product managers behind Google Cloud’s billing console, data export, and APIs in this hands-on product session designed to get Google Cloud customers and partners up-to-speed. You will leave this session empowered to tackle your cloud bills head-on! Session link

Chalk Talk: Cost Optimization with Google Cloud & General Mills

This interactive session is designed to spur creativity around tackling cloud cost optimization. Gain insight into how to think about optimization and even some new strategies to apply! Session link

GenerEATive AI: Food & FinOps for GenAI (Registration only)

Generative AI is taking the world by storm, but how can you make sure you're getting the most out of your investment? In this interactive lunch & learn session, we'll explore how cloud FinOps can help you manage your GenAI spend, understand the key building blocks of generative AI value, and develop a governance process to ensure success. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn how to maximize the power of generative AI for your business!

We look forward to seeing you at the FinOps X Conference!

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