How Xero Tackled Their Cloud Cost And Visibility Challenges

Megan Nixon
Cloud Tech Journalist
Aug. 21, 2018
1 minute read

The cloud-based accounting software company, Xero, is changing the game for the 1.4 million subscribers they have worldwide. Xero was founded in 2006 in New Zealand, and already employs over 2,000 people with a presence in more than 180 countries.

But with a company growing that fast in the cloud, they quickly encountered obstacles with their cloud visibility and costs.

Xero didn’t blindly charge into their cloud journey. They carefully evaluated several cloud providers before landing on AWS as their primary cloud, while still adopting a multi cloud strategy by incorporating a portion of their infrastructure to run on Microsoft Azure.

When faced with their visibility and cost obstacles, Xero decided they needed a cloud management solution to highlight all of their spend and usage as well as help them rightsize their environment to best take advantage of Amazon Reserved Instances.

Like their cloud provider evaluation, Xero was very thorough with their cloud management solution assessment. After strategically considering all the leading solutions they ended up going with CloudHealth Technologies based on the comprehensive cost optimisation and governance capabilities.