WalkMe

“Zesty powered our FinOps efforts by automating routine cost-saving tasks like the purchasing and selling of RIs, enabling our team to focus on big-picture, strategic initiatives.”

Yonatan Deshel
CTO

“In just a few clicks, we were able to benefit from Zesty’s automation, which saved us over $500K in one year without any effort from our team.”

Yonatan Deshel
CTO

“It’s like a weight was lifted off our shoulders. More than 99% of our EC2 instances are covered by savings, and all of this work is done automatically, saving us hours of manual calculations and purchasing time.”

Yonatan Deshel
CTO

“Zesty helped us increase our commitment coverage and maximize value from AWS. Our cloud ROI has greatly improved since using Zesty and these improvements could not be achieved through our efforts alone.”

Yonatan Deshel
CTO

“We no longer need to manually sell excess RIs on the RI Marketplace. Commitment Manager removes this burden from our team, enabling us to focus on big picture FinOps objectives.”

Yonatan Deshel
CTO

Customer
Brief

WalkMe is a leading digital adoption platform designed to help enterprises realize the full value of their technology investments. The code-free platform helps millions of customers maximize the adoption of their technologies and promote better user and employee experiences. WalkMe’s customers include a variety of global enterprise companies spanning across different industries. 

The company was founded in 2011 and went public in June 2021 with a $2.5 billion dollar valuation. With over 1,000 employees globally, WalkMe’s headquarters are located in San Francisco and Tel Aviv with offices in London, Paris, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney, and Raleigh.

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Key
Challenges

Due to WalkMe’s global scale & complex, multi-cloud environment (AWS + GCP), the team struggled to stay on top of cloud costs and maximize savings coverage.

Key
Results

After implementing Zesty’s Commitment Manager, WalkMe saved over $500K and achieved 99% RI (Reserved Instances) coverage.

The Challenge:

Staying Cost-efficient in a Complex, Multi-cloud Environment

WalkMe’s FinOps team was tasked with increasing cloud financial efficiency through measuring utilization, predicting costs, forecasting budgets, allocating responsibility, and of course, coming up with strategic initiatives to reduce cloud costs.

The company was in the process of transitioning some of their workloads from AWS to GCP, which was challenging their FinOps processes. It became almost impossible to siphon off workloads in one environment and populate them in another while managing recently made long term financial commitments to AWS.

Working closely with DevOps to accurately predict utilization on AWS as well as GCP, they were always left with excess EC2 commitments. As a result, the FinOps team constantly needed to browse the AWS RI marketplace to sell their many unused commitments prior to their expiration date, or be forced to pay for these unused resources. This time intensive process was frustrating, because even when they could sell off unused RI’s, it was typically at a fraction of the initial purchase price.

The difficulty of managing constantly fluctuating demand while simultaneously reducing workloads on AWS forced WalkMe to use On-Demand Instances, resulting in hundreds of thousands in lost savings annually.

Zesty’s Solution:

Automated RI Coverage For Effortless Savings

There had to be a better way. Their FinOps KPIs required a minimum threshold of workloads to be covered by  discount commitments, but they knew this could not be achieved through their efforts alone.

WalkMe turned to Zesty and put Commitment Manager to the test.

After a simple onboarding process, Commitment Manager was able to achieve what even the best engineers could not do on their own. The AI engine was constantly scanning both WalkMe’s AWS workload demand, as well as the RI Marketplace to leverage exactly the right amount of commitments to suit their current needs. 

On WalkMe’s behalf, Zesty assumed the three-year commitment that came with AWS’s most highly discounted RIs. Because WalkMe was no longer bound to the long term commitments, they could get more of their workloads covered as they were siphoning them off. 

WalkMe Savings

The Result:

A Cloud ROI Boosting Machine Yielding Effortless Savings of $500K

Implementing Zesty removed the need for WalkMe to manually analyze and calculate utilization, make predictions, or use their own time to buy and sell commitments on the RI Marketplace.

Instead, they were able to maximize savings and increase their RI coverage automatically, on a continuous basis. As a result, WalkMe no longer needed to sell their excess RIs on the marketplace and could enjoy continuous savings with no upfront commitment and zero manual effort.

They were finally able to take a load off their FinOps team, enabling them to focus more on strategic FinOps goals and objectives rather than spending time on routine cost saving tasks.

Using the autonomous solution, they saved over $500K, by achieving 99% commitment coverage.

This dramatically boosted their cloud ROI without any effort from their team.

While Commitment Manager was proactively working on buying and selling RIs around the clock, the WalkMe team was free to take their FinOps initiatives to the next level, building concrete strategies to maximize the value of their cloud investment for years to come.

WalkMe Map
WalkMe

Customer
Brief

WalkMe is a leading digital adoption platform designed to help enterprises realize the full value of their technology investments. The code-free platform helps millions of customers maximize the adoption of their technologies and promote better user and employee experiences. WalkMe’s customers include a variety of global enterprise companies spanning across different industries.

The company was founded in 2011 and went public in June 2021 with a $2.5 billion dollar valuation. With over 1,000 employees globally, WalkMe’s headquarters are located in San Francisco and Tel Aviv with offices in London, Paris, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney, and Raleigh.

Key
Challenges

Due to WalkMe’s global scale & complex, multi-cloud environment (AWS + GCP), the team struggled to stay on top of cloud costs and maximize savings coverage.

Key
Results

After implementing Zesty’s Commitment Manager, WalkMe saved over $500K and achieved 99% RI (Reserved Instances) coverage.

“Zesty powered our FinOps efforts by automating routine cost-saving tasks like the purchasing and selling of RIs, enabling our team to focus on big-picture, strategic initiatives.”

Yonatan Deshel
CTO
The Challenge:

Staying Cost-efficient in a Complex, Multi-cloud Environment

WalkMe’s FinOps team was tasked with increasing cloud financial efficiency through measuring utilization, predicting costs, forecasting budgets, allocating responsibility, and of course, coming up with strategic initiatives to reduce cloud costs.

The company was in the process of transitioning some of their workloads from AWS to GCP, which was challenging their FinOps processes. It became almost impossible to siphon off workloads in one environment and populate them in another while managing recently made long term financial commitments to AWS.

Working closely with DevOps to accurately predict utilization on AWS as well as GCP, they were always left with excess EC2 commitments. As a result, the FinOps team constantly needed to browse the AWS RI marketplace to sell their many unused commitments prior to their expiration date, or be forced to pay for these unused resources. This time intensive process was frustrating, because even when they could sell off unused RI’s, it was typically at a fraction of the initial purchase price.

The difficulty of managing constantly fluctuating demand while simultaneously reducing workloads on AWS forced WalkMe to use On-Demand Instances, resulting in hundreds of thousands in lost savings annually.

“In just a few clicks, we were able to benefit from Zesty’s automation, which saved us over $500K in one year without any effort from our team.”

Yonatan Deshel
CTO
Zesty’s Solution:

Automated RI Coverage For Effortless Savings

There had to be a better way. Their FinOps KPIs required a minimum threshold of workloads to be covered by discount commitments, but they knew this could not be achieved through their efforts alone.

WalkMe turned to Zesty and put Commitment Manager to the test.

After a simple onboarding process, Commitment Manager was able to achieve what even the best engineers could not do on their own. The AI engine was constantly scanning both WalkMe’s AWS workload demand, as well as the RI Marketplace to leverage exactly the right amount of commitments to suit their current needs.

On WalkMe’s behalf, Zesty assumed the three-year commitment that came with AWS’s most highly discounted RIs. Because WalkMe was no longer bound to the long term commitments, they could get more of their workloads covered as they were siphoning them off.

WalkMe Savings
The Result:

A Cloud ROI Boosting Machine Yielding Effortless Savings of $500K

Implementing Zesty removed the need for WalkMe to manually analyze and calculate utilization, make predictions, or use their own time to buy and sell commitments on the RI Marketplace. Instead, they were able to maximize savings and increase their RI coverage automatically, on a continuous basis. As a result, WalkMe no longer needed to sell their excess RIs on the marketplace and could enjoy continuous savings with no upfront commitment and zero manual effort.

They were finally able to take a load off their FinOps team, enabling them to focus more on strategic FinOps goals and objectives rather than spending time on routine cost saving tasks. Using the autonomous solution, they saved over $500K, by achieving 99% commitment coverage.

This dramatically boosted their cloud ROI without any effort from their team. While Commitment Manager was proactively working on buying and selling RIs around the clock, the WalkMe team was free to take their FinOps initiatives to the next level, building concrete strategies to maximize the value of their cloud investment for years to come.

“It’s like a weight was lifted off our shoulders. More than 99% of our EC2 instances are covered by savings, and all of this work is done automatically, saving us hours of manual calculations and purchasing time.”

Yonatan Deshel
CTO

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