Learn about Blank Street's hassle-free experience with Usage AI's automated cloud savings platform to re-route excess cloud expenditure to instead fuel new product development and turbo-charge the global expansion of their mission!
Overall reduction in AWS expenditure
Cost reduction in Redshift spend
Reduction in ElastiCache spend
Redshift coverage for comprehensive optimization
150+ Employees | Headquarters: New York, NY | Industry: Coffee Company | Service: AWS Redshift, ElastiCache, RDS, EC2
Founded in 2020, Blank Street is a specialty coffee chain with over 60 locations across New York City, Boston, and London. It was built on the belief that great rituals have an outsized impact on your life, and their mission is to create daily rituals that enrich your life.In their mission to turn specialty coffee into a daily ritual, the Brooklyn-based coffee chain started with a goal to invest in the right things - great coffee, great baristas, and frictionless tech - to create a better experience for customers. Blank Street also understood that by leveraging and effectively using technology, it could offer products at an affordable price, improve operational efficiency and offer seamless vendor management.
Blank Street has an ongoing goal to grow and expand their business over the next 3-5 years. To support this vision, Blank Street needs to take an integrated, data-driven approach across several key areas including, Store Expansion, E-commerce Growth, Customer Loyalty and Brand Awareness.
As Blank Street grew, their cloud infrastructure became more complex. The Technology team needed to optimize AWS spending as they focused on building platform features and supporting growth, leaving an unoptimized, high-performing cloud with unnecessary expenses and missed savings opportunities like Reserved Instances.
Blank Street needed outside cloud expertise to help reduce costs, right-size usage, and maximize cloud ROI.
Blank Street learned of Usage AI's cloud cost optimization expertise, and Usage AI analyzed a sample Blank Street AWS account in read-only mode, identifying significant potential savings.
Impressed by the initial optimization recommendations, Blank Street granted Usage AI full access to implement across their entire cloud footprint.
The goal was to leverage Usage AI's expertise to realize major cost reductions at scale. The initial sample analysis had showcased Usage AI's ability to effectively optimize complex AWS environments.
Why Blank Street chose Usage AI:
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