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VMblog Expert Video Interview with Mat Ellis of FasterBetter. Talking Cloudability, FinOps, and Joining the Board at Finout

In this episode of the VMblog Expert Video Interview Series, we are joined by Mat Ellis.  A serial entrepreneur, Ellis founded Cloudability in 2011 and pioneered the cloud financial management space – including the creation of FinOps. Today, Ellis is CEO of FasterBetter, a future-of-work productivity startup based in Portland, Oregon and is also well known as a startup investor, advisor, and board member.

Watch this video interview as we first dig into the past as Ellis describes the founding of Cloudability back in 2011, an early pioneering company in cloud cost management, where he helped to create the term "FinOps."  And we find out why Ellis has decided to join the board of directors at Finout.

During the interview, we discuss how things have evolved since the founding of Cloudability over a decade ago, and how much cloud cost management has changed. We also discuss what FinOps looks like today, and how it is done properly. And we discuss why Ellis has joined the board of Finout now, and what he's looking forward to seeing.

TIMELINE:

0:00 - Intro with Mat Ellis, CEO of FasterBetter
0:25 - Background. Cloudability. FinOps.
05:00 - Joining board of directors at Finout
07:20 - Evolution since Cloudability, need for cloud cost management.
14:20 - Discussion around FinOps.
19:20 - Why join the board at Finout?
21:45 - Wrap up

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2022 7:45 AM by David Marshall
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