7 customisable OKR examples for Cloud Optimization

What are Cloud Optimization OKRs?

The Objective and Key Results (OKR) framework is a simple goal-setting methodology that was introduced at Intel by Andy Grove in the 70s. It became popular after John Doerr introduced it to Google in the 90s, and it's now used by teams of all sizes to set and track ambitious goals at scale.

Crafting effective OKRs can be challenging, particularly for beginners. Emphasizing outcomes rather than projects should be the core of your planning.

We've tailored a list of OKRs examples for Cloud Optimization to help you. You can look at any of the templates below to get some inspiration for your own goals.

If you want to learn more about the framework, you can read our OKR guide online.

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Our customisable Cloud Optimization OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Cloud Optimization Objectives and Key Results. We've included strategic initiatives in our templates to give you a better idea of the different between the key results (how we measure progress), and the initiatives (what we do to achieve the results).

Hope you'll find this helpful!

1OKRs to enhance scalability and efficiency of deployed cloud systems

  • ObjectiveEnhance scalability and efficiency of deployed cloud systems
  • Key ResultReduce infrastructure costs by 15% through optimization of cloud services
  • TaskImplement cost-efficient cloud service solutions
  • TaskIdentify potential areas for resource optimization
  • TaskPerform comprehensive audit of existing cloud service usage
  • Key ResultSuccessfully achieve 99.9% uptime across all deployed cloud services
  • TaskImplement robust redundancy measures for every service
  • TaskUtilize real-time notifications for immediate incident response
  • TaskRegularly monitor and assess cloud service performance and health
  • Key ResultImplement upgrades for 3 existing cloud architectures to improve performance benchmarks
  • TaskExecute upgrades on the 3 existing systems
  • TaskResearch available cloud architecture upgrades
  • TaskIdentify performance shortcomings in current cloud architectures

2OKRs to optimize cloud transition expenses

  • ObjectiveOptimize cloud transition expenses
  • Key ResultImplement a cost-monitoring dashboard to track cloud expenses
  • TaskTrain team on using the new dashboard
  • TaskChoose a suitable cost-monitoring dashboard software
  • TaskIdentify key metrics to monitor for cloud expenses
  • Key ResultReduce current on-premises infrastructure costs by 20%
  • TaskConsolidate redundant hardware and systems to streamline operations
  • TaskNegotiate better pricing contracts with vendors
  • TaskImplement energy-saving measures for physical infrastructure
  • Key ResultAchieve 30% cost savings from the cloud transition
  • TaskIdentify redundant applications prior to cloud migration
  • TaskOptimize cloud storage usage to reduce wastage
  • TaskUtilize automated scaling for cloud resources

3OKRs to efficiently migrate services and databases to Google Cloud

  • ObjectiveEfficiently migrate services and databases to Google Cloud
  • Key ResultAchieve minimal downtime during the migration process
  • TaskConduct regular communication regarding the migration process with all relevant stakeholders
  • TaskPerform a thorough assessment of the existing infrastructure and identify potential issues
  • TaskDevelop a detailed migration plan with clear timelines and allocated resources
  • TaskImplement redundancy measures and backup systems to minimize the impact of any disruptions
  • Key ResultOptimize costs by analyzing and implementing cost-effective solutions in Google Cloud
  • TaskIdentify and eliminate any unnecessary services or resources to reduce expenses
  • TaskRegularly monitor and review cost reports and adjust strategies accordingly
  • TaskResearch and implement more cost-effective alternatives or optimized configurations for existing services
  • TaskConduct a thorough analysis of current Google Cloud services and associated costs
  • Key ResultEnsure seamless data migration from existing databases to Google Cloud
  • TaskPerform necessary data cleansing and transformation to ensure compatibility with Google Cloud
  • TaskAssess current database structure and data volume for smooth migration planning
  • TaskCreate a detailed data migration strategy outlining steps, tools, and timelines
  • TaskExecute step-by-step migration process, verifying data integrity and minimizing downtime
  • Key ResultSuccessfully migrate all services from current platform to Google Cloud

4OKRs to build a robust and efficient Cloud Center of Excellence

  • ObjectiveBuild a robust and efficient Cloud Center of Excellence
  • Key ResultImplement standardized best practices for cloud usage across all departments
  • TaskConduct seminars for all departments on implementing these practices
  • TaskMonitor and review the effectiveness of these practices regularly
  • TaskDevelop an extensive guide on standardized cloud usage best practices
  • Key ResultTrain 5 employees on advanced cloud technologies to increase internal expertise
  • TaskIdentify suitable advanced cloud technology training programs
  • TaskSchedule training sessions for the five employees
  • TaskMonitor and assess post-training performance improvement
  • Key ResultImprove cloud service productivity by 20% by optimizing existing processes
  • TaskDevelop a strategy for optimizing existing workflows
  • TaskConduct analysis of current cloud service process inefficiencies
  • TaskImplement changes and measure resulting productivity boost

5OKRs to minimize expenditure on application hosting

  • ObjectiveMinimize expenditure on application hosting
  • Key ResultImplement cloud optimization strategies to reduce unnecessary resource costs by 25%
  • TaskImplement right-sizing and cost allocation strategies
  • TaskIdentify idle cloud resources and eliminate or scale down
  • TaskUtilize auto-scaling and automation tools
  • Key ResultIdentify and eliminate 15% of underused resources or services from current host
  • TaskIdentify underused or redundant resources
  • TaskEliminate identified unnecessary resources or services
  • TaskAnalyze current usage of all resources and services
  • Key ResultDecrease hosting cost by 20% through vendor renegotiations or transitions
  • TaskInitiate renegotiation talks with existing vendor
  • TaskReview current hosting costs and potential savings
  • TaskResearch and evaluate alternative hosting vendors

6OKRs to enhance application performance in data center and cloud environments

  • ObjectiveEnhance application performance in data center and cloud environments
  • Key ResultIncrease data center and cloud application error resolution rate by 20%
  • TaskImplement enhanced automated error detection software
  • TaskTrain staff in advanced cloud technology troubleshooting
  • TaskRegularly review and refine error resolution protocols
  • Key ResultImprove cloud application up-time from 95% to 99% for consistent service availability
  • TaskConduct routine cloud maintenance and updates
  • TaskImplement redundant cloud architecture for continuous service availability
  • TaskUtilize real-time monitoring systems for early issue detection
  • Key ResultReduce server response time by 15% to improve on-premise application speed
  • TaskImplement efficient load balancing techniques
  • TaskUpgrade server hardware to increase processing speed
  • TaskOptimize application code for better server utilization

7OKRs to optimize AWS Costs

  • ObjectiveOptimize AWS Costs
  • Key ResultDecrease monthly AWS spend by 15% compared to the previous quarter
  • TaskImplement automatic scaling and resource utilization monitoring for cost-effective resource provisioning
  • TaskImplement AWS Cost Explorer to analyze spending patterns and identify optimization opportunities
  • TaskOptimize EC2 instances and remove unused resources to reduce AWS usage costs
  • TaskUtilize Reserved Instances and Savings Plans to save on compute and database service costs
  • Key ResultIdentify and eliminate any unnecessary or unused AWS resources
  • TaskRemove or terminate any unnecessary or redundant AWS resources immediately
  • TaskEvaluate the purpose and necessity of each identified unused resource
  • TaskRegularly monitor and audit AWS resources to ensure ongoing resource optimization
  • TaskReview all AWS resources to identify any that are not actively being used
  • Key ResultImplement cost-saving measures, such as Reserved Instances and Spot Instances utilization
  • Key ResultConduct regular cost analysis to track and report savings achieved from optimization efforts
  • TaskCompile a comprehensive report showcasing the achieved savings and present it to stakeholders
  • TaskReview cost data and compare it to previous periods to identify potential savings
  • TaskAnalyze cost drivers and evaluate opportunities for optimization in different areas
  • TaskImplement a system to regularly track and monitor ongoing optimization efforts and cost savings

Cloud Optimization OKR best practices to boost success

Generally speaking, your objectives should be ambitious yet achievable, and your key results should be measurable and time-bound (using the SMART framework can be helpful). It is also recommended to list strategic initiatives under your key results, as it'll help you avoid the common mistake of listing projects in your KRs.

Here are a couple of best practices extracted from our OKR implementation guide 👇

Tip #1: Limit the number of key results

The #1 role of OKRs is to help you and your team focus on what really matters. Business-as-usual activities will still be happening, but you do not need to track your entire roadmap in the OKRs.

We recommend having 3-4 objectives, and 3-4 key results per objective. A platform like Tability can run audits on your data to help you identify the plans that have too many goals.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's audit dashboard will highlight opportunities to improve OKRs

Tip #2: Commit to weekly OKR check-ins

Don't fall into the set-and-forget trap. It is important to adopt a weekly check-in process to get the full value of your OKRs and make your strategy agile – otherwise this is nothing more than a reporting exercise.

Being able to see trends for your key results will also keep yourself honest.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's check-ins will save you hours and increase transparency

Tip #3: No more than 2 yellow statuses in a row

Yes, this is another tip for goal-tracking instead of goal-setting (but you'll get plenty of OKR examples above). But, once you have your goals defined, it will be your ability to keep the right sense of urgency that will make the difference.

As a rule of thumb, it's best to avoid having more than 2 yellow/at risk statuses in a row.

Make a call on the 3rd update. You should be either back on track, or off track. This sounds harsh but it's the best way to signal risks early enough to fix things.

How to turn your Cloud Optimization OKRs in a strategy map

OKRs without regular progress updates are just KPIs. You'll need to update progress on your OKRs every week to get the full benefits from the framework. Reviewing progress periodically has several advantages:

  • It brings the goals back to the top of the mind
  • It will highlight poorly set OKRs
  • It will surface execution risks
  • It improves transparency and accountability

Spreadsheets are enough to get started. Then, once you need to scale you can use a proper OKR platform to make things easier.

A strategy map in TabilityTability's Strategy Map makes it easy to see all your org's OKRs

If you're not yet set on a tool, you can check out the 5 best OKR tracking templates guide to find the best way to monitor progress during the quarter.

More Cloud Optimization OKR templates

We have more templates to help you draft your team goals and OKRs.

OKRs resources

Here are a list of resources to help you adopt the Objectives and Key Results framework.

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