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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


With this final chapter, we have explored a recent discipline that is getting a lot of traction, due to a historical and political moment that requires studying sustainable software engineering.

This includes a series of techniques and principles that allow you to model your application with low carbon emissions options and architectural choices and even a possible data model to measure the carbon impact, to be able to track progress over time. The final intent is to merge the process of improving the carbon efficiency of our Azure applications into the overall cost governance process, thus having a complete set of best practices for an efficient, high-performing, and cost-effective digital transformation.

We are now at the end of our fascinating journey into the Azure cost governance process: the last thing you need to know is you should go back again to where we started and repeat the entire process.

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