How StepStone Optimizes Cloud Cost

Jackson Lucas
Cloud Tech Journalist
Dec. 7, 2018
2 minute read

Hiring the perfect candidate is a challenge for any organization. That’s why more than 60,000 companies worldwide rely on StepStone to help them recruit top talent. The company helps match candidates with more than 600,000 jobs per month, and they don’t show signs of slowing down anytime soon.

As StepStone’s business grew, so did their Amazon Web Service (AWS) cloud environment. Now they had a challenge: how to continue accelerating their cloud use while managing their skyrocketing cloud costs. StepStone was steadily increasing their use of the AWS platform in order to maintain business growth, but a poorly managed cloud environment was wreaking havoc in the finance department.

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Tristan Greaves, Group AWS Programme Manager at StepStone, was tasked with finding a solution that could help control StepStone’s cloud spend as they continued to scale. After a colleague of Tristan’s recommended that he evaluate CloudHealth, it quickly became clear the platform could meet StepStone’s needs.

From day one StepStone saw immediate cost savings by being able to identify assets, such as SQL Servers and databases, that were not properly utilized and incurring significant costs. With visibility into the spend by environment, team, and brand, StepStone has been able to drive accountability and promote a culture that emphasizes the importance of cost optimization.

“We consider CloudHealth a sound investment. We’ve been under budget for every month this year using CloudHealth.”—Tristan on how CloudHealth impacts StepStone’s bottom line

What’s Tristan’s favorite report so far? Right now it’s a tie between the CloudHealth Asset Report and the Cost Savings Report. Both are helping transform StepStone’s operations by giving teams the information they need to increase efficiency and reduce AWS spend.