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FinOps optimisation reduces Lush cloud consumption by $180,000 per annum

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Claranet case study Lush The challenge "The eCommerce store has been essential to Lush's success,especially during the COVID-19 pandemic," says Rob Reid, Principal Engineer for Lush. "In hindsight, that's why we partnered with Claranet in 2017 when we migrated from our previous cloud provider to Google Cloud Platform (GCP). "They handled our migration in just 22 days, and the level oftheir expertise meant we knew from the start that they would be a long-term partner for us." Since the migration in 2017, Lush has been very happy withthe performance of its store. But the team at Claranet have still proactively looked for opportunities for continuous improvement. Updates to apps and services – as well as new apps and services– are released frequently, offering improved security, performance, scalability, and cost savings. "Generally speaking, the more sophisticated you are with the cloud, the less you pay for it," says Prabhat Handoo, Senior CloudSpecialist at Claranet. "That means always looking to rationalise your environment as much as possible, and embrace cloud native apps and services." Lush Lush is one of the boldest and most innovative cosmetics companies in the UK, with a heavy focus on ethics and environmentally conscious beauty products. Its online store, www.uk.lush.com , is a vital part of the business, generating £977m in revenues in 2019 FinOps optimisation reduces Lush cloud consumption by $180,000 per annum Prabhat Handoo Senior Cloud Specialist at Claranet The more sophisticated you are with the cloud, the less you pay for it." When you're working with a trusted partner to manage your IT infrastructure in the cloud, no news is often good news... But if you never hear from your partner, how can you be sure that they're working as hard for you as they possibly can?"

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