Everyone using the cloud has already experienced some unexpected cost bursts. Due to the “pay as you go” pricing model and ease of deploying resources, those unexpected surprises will continue to happen. But you don’t have to discover those unexpected costs when receiving your monthly invoice; you need to get in control of all your spending in a dynamic way. FinOps starts with measuring and displaying your costs via convenient channels.
This article will go over a mechanism that dispatches every morning a detailed cloud expenses report (screenshot below). This report accomplishes various objectives:
Inform stakeholders about yesterday expenses
Accessible to everyone and fully automated
Act on unexpected costs and avoid bad surprises with your cloud invoice at end of the month