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The Road to Azure Cost Governance

By : Paola E. Annis, Giuliano Caglio
Book Image

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

Practical examples

So far, we have analyzed the most common saving techniques, such as cleanup, right-sizing, and reservations, and have also considered and maybe already planned an application optimization continuous process. In this section, we'll bring everything together with some real-life examples that will show you how everything will come together in a beautiful dance once you've trained each dancer individually.

Storage throughput versus network bandwidth

Previously, we learned that every VM family has different capabilities and performance, so we have VMs with wider storage bandwidth and VMs with wider network bandwidth, with different costs. In addition, please always keep in mind that the network traffic inside a VNet is not billed.

Let's consider your first application: it's a one-database architecture, where it is unlikely that you can save costs by reducing nodes as they are already at a minimum. Decoupling the database storage to another...