In the previous chapter, we laid out the basics of understanding your Azure cloud costs, how to use the pricing tool to understand each Meter Category, and how to read the cost analysis and export from the portal all the information relevant to your company. It is now time to associate the spending of your cloud services with the business stakes of your company and start thinking about how to reduce that spending to the minimum possible while guaranteeing the desired service levels, which is the equivalent of a cost optimization mindset.
We'll learn how to deal with the following:
- Defining cost constraints
- Aiming for scalable costs
- Paying for consumption
- Reviewing the subscription hierarchy and management groups
- Understanding cost optimization automation and policies
Upon completion of this chapter, you will have all the tools and guidelines to successfully aim for structured cost governance...