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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

Byproducts of migrating to Azure

When you approach a large resource migration project (for example, from an on-premises data center) or an application upgrade, it's normal to have resource duplication, parallel environments, large database backups, or dumps around your infrastructure.

Azure Migrate and Azure Site Recovery

When you have to migrate applications and services to Azure, there are great tools that can help you define your landing resources sizes and tiers.

Azure Migrate is a hub that lets you discover, assess, and migrate your on-premises applications, providing you with insights into how your application will perform in the cloud, as well as the associated costs. It includes several integrated tools and even allows for additional third-party/ISV integrations. For our cleanup section, we will look at Dependency Analysis, which can be very useful for understanding if you can get rid of resources that are unused or under-utilized without impacting other applications...