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FinOps and Cost Optimisation

Problems we solve

  • Cost Management: Curtailing overspending and enhancing resource utilisation.

  • Governance and Compliance: Ensuring adherence to policies and regulations.

  • Resource Optimisation: Streamlining resource identification and utilisation.

  • Security and Data Privacy: Bolstering data and infrastructure protection.

  • Hybrid and Multi-Cloud: Coordinating seamlessly across various platforms.

  • Scalability and Performance: Maintaining high performance at increased scales.

  • Cloud Skills Gap: Bridging the gap with skilled management professionals.

  • Cloud Migration and Integration: Smoothing the transition and integration of workloads.

  • Monitoring and Visibility: Enhancing insight into cloud health.

  • Vendor Lock-In: Mitigating reliance on a single cloud provider.

Ways we assist you

  • Conducting FinOps Maturity Reviews.

  • Developing KPI-driven cost management processes.

  • Assisting in precise cloud spend forecasting.

  • Identifying cost optimisation opportunities.

  • Strategising on optimal purchase types for workloads.

  • Providing real-time market data and benchmarking.

  • Offering personalised Azure resource recommendations.

  • Conducting regular Azure environment assessments.

  • Assisting in Azure contract negotiations.

How we do it

FinOps is a strategic blend of people, processes, and tools designed to maximise your savings potential. It embodies KPI-driven, tool-optimised, and repeatable cost management strategies that function seamlessly across your organisation.

On average, organisations do not fully capitalise on about 20% of the potential value from the cloud, often due to not having a complete grasp on their usage and expenditure patterns, which could be a golden opportunity to enhance the returns on investments.

Using our unique market position and deep understanding of pricing dynamics, we ensure the price you pay perfectly aligns with the value received, eliminating risks of overpayment or under-scoping and fostering growth. With our expert guidance and steadfast support, confidently manage your cloud finances, avoiding the common pitfalls of finance/tech misalignment and complex chargeback management.

Our Comprehensive Approach

FinOps Maturity Review

  • Conducting thorough assessments to pinpoint areas for improvement.

  • Tailoring solutions to address specific challenges and ensure maximum cost savings.

People and Processes

  • Implementing KPI-driven, tool-optimised cost management processes.

  • Fostering a culture of cost consciousness and financial responsibility.

Forecasting Cloud Spend

  • Assisting in precise cloud spend forecasting for better budget planning.

  • Preventing unexpected cost overruns and financial surprises.

Balancing Cost and Performance

  • Identifying opportunities for cost optimisation without compromising performance.

  • Continuously monitoring your cloud infrastructure to maintain optimal user experience.

Strategic Pricing & Purchasing

  • Helping strategise on optimal purchase types based on workloads and utilisation patterns.

  • Ensuring you get the best deals that align with your needs and budget.

How We Implement Our Strategies

Azure Cost Management and Billing

  • Offering tools for budget tracking and spending analysis.

  • Helping control cloud expenses and optimise resource usage.

Azure Policy

  • Enabling governance and compliance through defined and enforced rules.

  • Maintaining consistency and adherence to organisational policies.

Azure Advisor

  • Delivering personalised recommendations to enhance performance, security, and reliability.

  • Ensuring best practices are followed for optimal cloud resource usage.

Azure Health Check

  • Conducting regular assessments to identify potential risks and areas for improvement.

  • Maintaining a healthy and optimised cloud infrastructure.

Azure Contract Negotiations

{Tailored Strategies, Optimal Results


Our independence is by design; we don't partner with Microsoft or engage in license sales. This guarantees that our guidance is unbiased, with no hidden agendas.


We leverage our deep understanding of agreements, licensing, and cloud economics to secure the best possible outcomes for you.


SAMexpert enjoys a global reputation of trust, advising Fortune 500 companies, various businesses, and governmental organisations.

Why choose SAMexpert for your FinOps success?

Our approach to FinOps is not just about cost-saving; it's about forging a partnership that nurtures growth and innovation:

Unparalleled Expertise: With decades of experience in the industry, our team, led by the renowned Chief Negotiation Officer Daryl Ullman, brings a wealth of knowledge and insights to the table, ensuring that your strategies are not just robust but also future-proof.

Data-Driven Insights: Our strategies are grounded in meticulous market research and comprehensive cost benchmark data. This means we don't just help you navigate the present landscape but also anticipate and prepare for future trends, keeping you a step ahead at all times.

Tailored Strategies: We understand that each organisation has unique needs and challenges. Our solutions are customised to align perfectly with your specific goals and objectives, ensuring a seamless integration with your existing processes and a clear path to achieving your financial objectives.

Continuous Support: Our partnership doesn't end with strategy formulation. We stand by you, offering unwavering support and guidance, helping you adapt and evolve in a dynamic market environment, and ensuring sustained growth and success.

Value Alignment: At SAMexpert, we believe in delivering value at every step. Our pricing strategies are designed to ensure that you always get the best value for your investment, fostering a relationship that is mutually beneficial and geared towards long-term success.

{Expertise Meets Excellence

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