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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

Chapter 5: Planning for Cost Savings – Cleanup

Now that we've learned how to analyze, process, and implement right-sizing techniques, the next part of the cost-saving section is dedicated to cleaning up. This means having full control of your cloud infrastructure and being able to access, quarantine, and delete unused resources where possible.

In this chapter, we will find and remove services and configurations that are deemed unnecessary, either manually or via automation. We will also recognize all the resources that were used temporarily for migration and may have been forgotten. We'll also learn how to analyze cost spikes that may be the result of unattached resources, shared resources, and even unused subscriptions, along with their security implications.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Cleaning up the cloud resources
  • Byproducts of migrating to Azure
  • Identifying cost spikes

By completing this chapter, you will...