How Ve Global Cut Their Azure Spend In Half

06.11.19
Jackson Lucas
Cloud Tech Journalist

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Ve Global (Ve) is an award-winning company focused on enhancing the online consumer experience through tailored digital advertising, website optimization, and more. Once a small startup, the company now serves over 10,000 clients from around the world.

Since starting their cloud journey with Microsoft Azure back in 2015, Ve’s cloud spend has continued to increase—scaling to accommodate their rapid growth in business. Ve needed a solution that would help manage their infrastructure without slowing down developers. Read on to learn how they found success in Azure.

 
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“The project took a year to complete, but the result was a reduction in our Azure costs by 60%.”—Arie van de Bos, Cloud Systems Engineer, Ve Global

Ve was looking for a management solution that would strike the perfect balance between freedom and responsibility. The team wanted to continue giving their developers the autonomy to experiment and innovate freely, as long as the business was still getting value from a cost perspective.

The result? Along with reducing their Azure costs by 60% within their first year of using CloudHealth, Ve has saved valuable employee time. “Before CloudHealth, we spent a week on cost management reporting. At the end of the month, we would download a CSV from Microsoft, then manually divide up the data by teams across multiple geographic locations. There has been a huge payoff on what people don’t have to spend time on now,” said Arie.

The Ve team was also focused on making ‘cost-consciousness’ a part of their company culture, a shift that would benefit the organization as a whole in the long-term. Now employees understand how their actions impact the company's bottom line and strive to be more cost-conscious throughout their day-to-day.