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The Road to Azure Cost Governance

By : Paola E. Annis, Giuliano Caglio
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The Road to Azure Cost Governance

By: Paola E. Annis, Giuliano Caglio

Overview of this book

Cloud teams and ICT cost controllers working with Azure will be able to put their knowledge to work with this practical guide, introducing a process model for structured cost governance. The Road to Azure Cost Governance is a must-read if you find yourself facing the harsh reality of monthly cloud costs gradually getting out of control. Starting with how resources are created and managed, everything you need to know in order to track, display, optimize, rightsize, and clean up cloud resources will be tackled with a workflow approach that will leave the choice of operation to you (be it the Azure CLI, automation, logic apps, or even custom code). Using real-world datasets, you'll learn everything from basic cost management to modeling your cloud spend across your technical resources in a sustainable way. The book will also show you how to create a recursive optimization process that will give you full control of spending and savings, while helping you reserve budget for future cloud projects and innovation. By the end of this Azure book, you'll have a clear understanding and control of your cloud spend along with knowledge of a number of cost-saving techniques used by companies around the world, application optimization patterns, and the carbon impact of your cloud infrastructure.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Section 1: Cloud Cost Management
Section 2: Cloud Cost Savings
Section 3: Cost- and Carbon-Aware Cloud Architectures

Chapter 7: Application Performance and Cloud Cost

After dealing with the most common cost-saving techniques in the infrastructural part of this book, in this chapter, we will discuss how a well-designed and high-performing modern application can play an important role in optimizing your cloud spending.

We will also look at why any investment in performance optimization strategies, such as database tuning and refactoring, can easily and quickly be repaid by the monthly savings, and how a strong motivator for modernization can be financial, on top of the usual technical reasons such as architecture, software updates, and so on. An application that is not fit for the cloud may bring unnecessary costs, and we will learn what the main optimization focus items are by looking at practical examples about how this approach can bring consistent down-sizing to the starting infrastructure.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Optimizing your database for costs
  • ...