Take Control of Cloud Costs

A guide to setting up an effective cloud cost optimization program

Learn how to build a successful cloud cost management program

This guide provides a framework for managing and controlling your cloud costs, including:

Our five core principles for an effective cloud cost management program

Best practices for visibility, execution and management of your cloud 

Strategies to improve efficiency in the cloud

Practical tactics to empower innovation teams to make the most of the cloud

“To be truly effective, a cloud cost management program must consider the needs of a wide range of stakeholders, including engineering, product, operations, finance and lines of business.” 


At Virtasant, our team of 4,000+ cloud professionals in over 130 countries works to drive the maximum value out of the cloud for a wide range of global organizations every day. We've distilled our collective experience into this guide to help organizations establish the foundation for an effective cloud cost optimization strategy.


Michael Kearns


Michael Kearns is the Founder and CEO of Virtasant.

Jon Thompson


Jon Thompson is the Chief Technology Officer at Virtasant. He has over 25 years of experience delivering technology solutions in organizations such as Goldman Sachs and CBOE Global Markets.

Melissa Lorton

Program Manager

Melissa Lorton is a Virtasant Client Delivery Lead with nearly 20 years of management consulting experience leading integrations and driving efficiency. Melissa designs and manages cloud optimization programs for a global portfolio of clients. 


Ashley Simpo

Managing Editor


Ylanda Hill


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The complete guide to setting up an effective cloud cost optimization program

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