Tick-tock goes the money clock...
No matter what way you look at it, controlling cloud costs is tough. It has to be done - if you’re smaller, you might try a low-tech approach, like spreadsheets, and if you’re bigger, there’s a good chance you’ve already opted for a FinOps tool.
But both these approaches have their problems - the spreadsheet is prone to error and doesn’t exactly offer bells and whistles, while the standalone tool never works quite right and often leads to workarounds that are the very opposite of agile.
If you’re nodding your head in agreement, you’ll be pleased to learn that Cycloid has something else to offer you.
Monitoring and prediction built-in from the bottom up
Caring about costs is everyone’s job, but it must happen automatically, and not be something that needs to be specially scheduled or the responsibility of one poor sucker. Cycloid knows this and has built cost monitoring into our platform so it happens constantly and automatically, and is available to all. Cost Estimation estimates the price of an infrastructure based on the related Terraform and is integrated into Pipelines and StackForms.
Devs can autonomously manage costs
One person with all the FinOps power isn’t the DevOps way. It’s even likely to be causing unnecessary disruption to the value stream. Instead, Cycloid lets anyone interacting with the infra (even non-expert devs) see how much their planned changes will cost, and use that information to make better decisions. Autonomy is a key element of DevOps, and we don’t think it should stop when it comes to getting the bill.
True visibility throughout the SDLC
Visibility is important to us here at Cycloid and we strive to make the SDLC as visible as possible to as many stakeholders as possible. Traditionally, this hasn’t been easy, as not all stakeholders have the same understanding of the infra. But we’ve persisted, and the result of that is a platform that’s remarkably accessible. From being able to see the Pipeline and the graphical representation of the infrastructure through InfraView, to the WYSIWYG interface of StackForms, team members can see and interact with parts of the infra they never thought possible.
Cloud costs are the very last thing you should leave to chance
Life the Cycloid way
No more prescriptive cost control or unexpected expenses - if everyone’s responsible for cost management, nothing gets lost in translation.
Transparency and collaboration lead to better cloud decisions and safer innovation.
Autonomous devs make for leading-edge growth and faster software delivery.