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Duckbill’s FinOps maturity assessment methodology.
Duckbill breaks down their method of accessing thousands of client AWS accounts in a way that preserves ease-of-access, maintains data confidentiality, and still providing all the permissions needed.
When Corey and I started The Duckbill Group in 2019, I sat down with Corey and asked him to braindump everything he looks at when assessing a client’s AWS spend in the first pass. I then came up with a simple framework that’s easy to memorize and still serves us today. Step 1: Turn that […]
There are multiple good reasons to purchase AWS through a reseller — and a couple big reasons why you shouldn’t.
How much should I be spending on an AWS service? External benchmarks for AWS spending and usage aren’t as useful as you might think.
What’s the Difference Between an EDP and a PPA?
Tl;dr Nothing, they’re functionally the same thing.
Cloud finance is more “cloud” than “finance.” This fundamental misunderstanding leads to very ineffective cloud finance efforts. Here’s how to fix them.
As Cloud Economists, we’re often asked when it makes sense for an object to be in Amazon S3’s Intelligent-Tiering (“S3-IT”) storage class. The answer, as is unfortunately often the case in the world of consulting, is “it depends”. There are two primary considerations before you jump into S3-IT: an object’s access pattern and its size. […]
Storytelling can change the narrative of your cloud cost management strategy by opening up communication and sharing business context across your organization.
Understanding AWS spend is a big pain point for companies, but cloud cost allocation can help. In the second part of this series, we’re focusing on what to do with your cloud cost data once it’s generated.
AWS offers a lot of options to save money by committing to a certain level of spend that you can get without dealing with an Accounting Team. We break down how they work and what strategy works best for your spend.
At The Duckbill Group, our clients repeatedly tell us the same thing: We need to know why our AWS bill went up. In fact, gaining better visibility into your cloud spend is one of the biggest pain points you will encounter with AWS. For organizations moving from the data center world, AWS is a completely […]