VSHN.timer #181: The Road from FinOps to GreenOps

8. May 2023

Welcome to another VSHN.timer! Every Monday, 5 links related to Kubernetes, OpenShift, CI / CD, and DevOps; all stuff coming out of our own chat system, making us think, laugh, or simply work better.

This week we’re going to talk about how the current uncertain economic landscape could mean good news for the environment.

1. At the beginning of this year, the CNCF stated FinOps in one of its predictions for 2023. But what is FinOps? How can you implement it? And what benefits does it bring? This article provides a clear answer to these questions and more.


2. Amazon EKS released last year support for Kubernetes 1.24, with many interesting new features, including the ability to scale EKS managed node groups to (and from) zero. How does that work? Re Alvarez Parmar from AWS explains it all in detail.


3. Red Hat has improved the integration of its Hybrid Cloud Console with Microsoft Azure, making it easier than ever to view the cost of running Red Hat OpenShift deployed on Azure.


4. Reducing your cloud consumption costs can be a bonus for the planet. This is why the IT team at AXA France published a project on GitHub to switch off all running pods on your Kubernetes namespaces, for example on weekends or holidays. Because every kilowatt counts.


5. Red Hat is looking into ways to help organizations reduce their carbon footprint thanks to Kepler, their “Kubernetes-based Efficient Power Level Exporter,” an open-source project based on eBPF, to help enterprises better understand their energy consumption and carbon footprint.


Have you implemented FinOps in your organization? Do you GreenOps and remove unused pods from your clusters? Would you like to share some eco-friendly tips and tricks with our readers? Get in touch with us, and see you next week for another edition of VSHN.timer.

PS: check out our previous VSHN.timer editions about business: #15, #26, #35, #41, #70, #112, #141, #159, and #176.

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Adrian Kosmaczewski

Adrian Kosmaczewski is in charge of Developer Relations at VSHN. He is a software developer since 1996, a trainer, and a published author. Adrian holds a Master in Information Technology from the University of Liverpool.

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