Portrait of me

Portrait of me

Welcome to my personal page! I’m Frank Contrepois, a French/Italian FinOps leader with a passion for cloud technology. With a mix of experience from academia and startups, I have established myself as an expert in both Cloud and FinOps and published several articles. As an AWS ambassador and certified Cloud FinOps professional, I am dedicated to staying at the forefront of my field. I am the Chief Innovation Officer at Strategic Blue.

I have a rich and varied background, having been a part of multiple startups in Italy and the UK, but also having experienced burnout. However, with the help of my supportive wife, Anya, I was able to escape and start fresh on Reunion Island, where I spent a transformative year.

I am a constant learner and share my knowledge through my blog, Zettelkasten, and publications page.

If you want to get in touch or connect, you’ll find all the information you need under the Contact tab.

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My writing

An AWS pricing website

In 2023 I created aws.frankcontrepois.com a website that generate graphs from AWS pricing data. The data is automatically updated every month. It was also my first time using ChatGPT to create CloudFormation scripts. note: the site is not encrypted because all the data is public and is a little greener by not requiring CPU cycles for useless encryption. Read more...

An AWS pricing investigation

In the last two years I have been playing with AWS pricing data, trying to answer questions like: What is the price of the Windows License on AWS? link What is the price of SQL server licenses on AWS? link Are there better price performance configurations to buy SQL server Licenses? link Don’t use 1 vcpu instance What is the price of RedHat licenses on AWS? link Are there better price performance configurations to buy RHEL ? Read more...