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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


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...