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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

Understanding sustainable software

In this section, we'll learn about the new discipline of sustainable software, also known as green software engineering, and how it can be used to design applications that can save on carbon emissions. Carbon-saving techniques are also related to cost governance and application optimization, and in some cases, we will learn how the tips and tricks for cost saving that we used previously can also be utilized for building green applications.

Defining a need for sustainability

The whole scientific community has been agreeing for some time now that the world has a pollution problem. The carbon dioxide (CO2) in our atmosphere has created a layer of gas that traps heat and changes the earth's climate. Earth's temperature has risen by more than 1 °C since the industrial revolution of the 1700s. If we don't stop this process of global warming, scientists have warned us that the consequences will be catastrophic, resulting in...