In this session, Rich Gibbons is joined by Oleksiy Akimov, Cloud Cost Management Lead at Deloitte, to discuss getting started with managing the IaaS cloud – particularly Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, and Google GCP. Reducing cloud spend is a key priority for 2021 and if you can get started without any additional spending – even better!
We’ll be looking at the freely available management tools that are built into those platforms – what are their strengths and weaknesses, what new features are being added, and how their capabilities align to ITAM. We will also consider how these tools match up to IaaS cloud maturity levels and at what point a paid for tool might be required.
Rich has almost 15 years’ experience in the world of IT and software licensing, having been both a software sales manager for a VAR and a Microsoft licensing endorsed trainer.
A Northerner renowned for his shirts, Rich is a fan of most films, Hip-Hop, travel, football in general (and specifically MUFC), Marvel and reading as many books as possible. Finding ways to combine these with software licensing is always fun!
Over 20 years of professional experience including telecommunications, in-house IT, SAM, FinOps and cloud financial management / cost optimization. Successful track record in small to worlds’ largest projects. Well-rounded IT background in data center (classic, hybrid, cloud, dynamic data center, network, systems), major cloud providers, SAM, FinOps, Cloud Cost Optimization.