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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

Sustainable cloud-native architectures

Cloud-native architectures are those that leverage the Azure public cloud as a developers' platform and not just another infrastructure data center. They have many advantages that we have mentioned throughout this book: great scalability, resiliency, better performance, and the flexibility we are used to in the cloud. In addition, if they are done right, compared to legacy infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) or on-premises apps, they are generally cheaper. One of the latest trends of cloud-native apps is using serverless services, which have many additional benefits on top of being cloud-native, including the following:

  • From an infrastructural point of view, the use of serverless allows for more efficient use of the underlying servers, precisely because they are managed in shared mode by the cloud suppliers and built for an efficient use of energy to obtain optimal data center use.
  • Cloud data centers have stringent rules and often...