In this chapter, we looked at the rest of the cost-saving techniques that you can use to both lower and keep your Azure costs down – we learned how to deal with cloud resources with the correct mindset.
Then, we learned what resources and workloads can be cleaned up and how to save money, from shared resources to networking resources consumption, down to proliferating unused or forgotten subscriptions. With the knowledge you've gained in this chapter, we hope that you are aware of all the possible hidden resources and costs of a normal operational virtual data center.
The next chapter is dedicated to reservations since they represent the quickest cost-saving technique. Even though, in complex environments, reservations may seem elaborate and difficult to deal with, we have now tackled everything we needed to properly address them: from right-sizing our resources to cleaning up unused services. Hence, we are now ready to dive into reservations with the correct...