The main theme of the conference presentation is the importance of FinOps in enabling data-driven decisions to save costs. The presentation focuses on monitoring, labeling, right-sizing, and waste management as key aspects of FinOps.
- Common understanding across roles is important in FinOps
- Standardization of labeling and monitoring is necessary across teams and organizations
- Load testing and iterative improvement of resource requests is crucial for right-sizing
- Integration and coordination of policies and autoscalers is important to avoid system failures
- FinOps can have a positive impact on the environment, but it is not the sole focus of the practice
The speaker shared a story of a project where engineers had set up the perfect configuration of autoscalers and weekend shutdown policies, but the clusters went down during the weekend and the operations team had to work overtime to fix the issue. This highlights the importance of integrating policies and autoscalers and ensuring that surrounding systems are not affected.