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FinOps Handbook for Microsoft Azure

By : Maulik Soni
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FinOps Handbook for Microsoft Azure

By: Maulik Soni

Overview of this book

To gain a competitive edge in today's unpredictable economic climate, you’ll need to unravel the mystery of saving costs on Microsoft Azure Cloud. This book helps you do just that with proven strategies for building, running, and sustaining repeated cost optimization initiatives across your organization. You’ll learn how to collaborate with finance, procurement, product, and engineering teams to optimize your cloud spend and achieve cost savings that can make a significant impact on your bottom line. The book begins by showing you how to effectively monitor and manage your cloud usage, identify cost-saving opportunities, and implement changes that’ll reduce your overall spend. Whether you're a small start-up or a large enterprise, this book will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to achieve cost savings and maintain a lean cloud infrastructure. As you advance, you'll find out how to benchmark your current cloud spend and establish a budget for cloud usage. Throughout the chapters, you’ll learn how to negotiate with your cloud provider to optimize your rate, allocate cost for the container, and gain a solid understanding of metric-driven cost optimization. By the end of this FinOps book, you’ll have become proficient in Azure Cloud financial management with the help of real-world examples, use cases, and scenarios.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Part 1: Inform
Part 2: Optimize
Part 3: Operate

Part 1: Inform

This part provides an introduction to FinOps, covering strategies for improving visibility into cloud workloads and techniques for effective cost allocation. Additionally, you will discover how to establish a baseline spend and create and track a budget against spending, as well as techniques for forecasting future spending in the cloud. To solidify your understanding, a case study is presented at the end.

This part contains the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1, Bringing Visibility and Allocating Cost
  • Chapter 2, Benchmarking Current Spend and Establishing Budget
  • Chapter 3, Forecasting the Future Spend
  • Chapter 4, Case Study – Beginning the Azure FinOps Journey