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Circonus Joins FinOps Foundation, Helping Expand FinOp’s Focus Beyond CSPs to Observability Spend and Strategy

PHILADELPHIA, October 24, 2023 – Circonus, creators of the Circonus Telemetry Cloud™, the full-stack monitoring and analytics platform built for the modern-day enterprise, today announced that the company has become a member of the FinOps Foundation, a global community focused on advancing individuals that manage the value of cloud.

“The original mission of FinOps was to optimize the enterprise cloud investment and the focus was primarily the cloud service providers, like Amazon, Microsoft, and Google,” said Bob Moul, CEO of Circonus. “We believe observability represents the next frontier for FinOps professionals. Observability is often the second highest cost within IT, after the cloud service provider spend. From our start, we’ve been focused on helping organizations unlock the insights they need to run their business more effectively, at a cost they can afford. The FinOps community is doing incredible work to combat the rising IT costs within the enterprise today, and we see great alignment between our mission and theirs.”

“In conversations with literally hundreds of prospects, customers, and practitioners over the past year, the number one complaint was the rising cost of observability, be it surprise bills or getting jammed on renewals,” Moul added. “Existing observability vendors are perversely incented not to help as data volume drives billings.  Our latest product, Circonus Passport™, is an elastic observability™ solution that allows organizations to scale their telemetry collection strategies based on signals and alerts from their IT environments in the moment – enabling them to dramatically cut observability costs and improve mean time to resolution. The best part is that Passport is free, and it complements your existing observability platform. This is an idea whose time has come and an easy way for FinOps professionals to rationalize their observability spend without changing platforms.”

In addition to the cost optimization benefit, Passport unlocks powerful capabilities for IT organizations, including the ability to:

Define conditional collection strategies to improve visibility, reliability, and incident response: Based on defined conditions, collect broader or more granular data. Have a server experiencing high CPU load? Easily start collecting data at 10-second granularity versus 60-second granularity.

Automate time-bound configuration changes: Apply a different collection strategy based on timing, such as during business hours, a launch event, or a holiday like Black Friday.

Efficiently manage telemetry agents at scale: Reduce operational overhead and errors by more easily ensuring all agents have the latest updates with auto-provisioning.

Avoid vendor lock-in by easing migrations: Significantly ease the process of adapting current agents, deploying new ones, and of managing multiple agent types during the months of migration from one observability solution to another.

Optimize data collection leveraging integrations with existing tools: Use data from observability and third-party alerting tools to inform and automatically adjust data collection strategies.

About Circonus
Circonus Telemetry Cloud™ is the full-stack monitoring and analytics platform built for the modern-day enterprise. Circonus delivers crystal-clear, real-time observability of the behavior, health, trends, and performance of the entire enterprise footprint from edge to edge in one powerful, unified platform with flexible deployment options for cloud, private cloud, and on-premises implementations. Led by experts in large-scale distributed systems and data science, Circonus is pioneering the way telemetry data at scale is leveraged throughout the enterprise to drive smarter operations, deploy faster, make better decisions, and deliver mission-critical services with confidence. To learn more or create a free account, visit

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