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JK Cement Optimizes Cloud Costs with Aquila Clouds

JK Cement is a leading cement manufacturer in India known for its commitment to innovation and sustainability. The company sought to optimize its cloud infrastructure for enhanced efficiency and cost control.

01 Problem

  • Multi-Cloud Management: JK Cement utilized a range of cloud services, leading to increased complexity in tracking and managing costs.
  • Visibility Gaps: There was limited visibility into specific cost drivers and optimization opportunities.
  • Budget Control: Proactive tools were needed to monitor spending actively and prevent unexpected overages.
  • Resource Optimization: Identifying areas for more efficient cloud resource utilization was challenging.

02 Solution

Aquila Clouds FinOps platform provided JK Cement with the tools to address these complexities:

  • Granular Analysis: Detailed consumption analysis across all cloud services offered enhanced visibility into cloud spending patterns.
  • Subscription Optimization: Recommendations and adjustments to existing subscriptions ensured JK Cement was maximizing cloud investments.
  • Right-Sizing and Optimization: Aquila Clouds’ expertise in identifying underutilized or over-provisioned resources led to substantial cost savings.
  • Reservation Management: Analysis of usage patterns helped balance reserved and on-demand instances for optimal cost efficiency.
  • Storage Optimization: Recommendations for storage tiers and lifecycle management further reduced overall cloud expenses.

03 Results

JK Cement achieved significant benefits after partnering with Aquila Clouds:

  • Substantial Cost Savings: Expert optimization strategies resulted in a remarkable 54% cost reduction across compute resources, reservation management, and storage, resulting in substantial savings and a direct improvement to JK Cement’s bottom line..
  • Enhanced Visibility: Real-time data and detailed reporting improved the understanding of cloud costs and consumption patterns, leading to a 15-20% increase in operational insights.
  • Optimized Resource Efficiency: Fine-tuned compute, reservation, and storage management maximized return on cloud investments, increasing resource utilization efficiency by 20-25%.
  • Informed Decision-Making: Robust analytics and forecasting tools supported data-driven decisions for cloud resource allocation and budgeting, reducing decision times by 10-15%.
  • Proactive Budget Control: Automated alerts and controls helped prevent unexpected cloud spending overages, leading to an estimated 20-25% reduction in potential overspending risks.


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