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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

Dealing with changes and cancellations

There are several things you might want or have to change in a reservation. The possible changeable items, according to the official documentation (, are as follows:

  • Scope (shared or single)
  • Optimize settings (flexibility or capacity)
  • Split a single reservation into two

After you click on Purchase, two objects are created: a Reservation Order and one Reservation. Any subsequent action that's performed on the reservation will have the effect of adding new reservation items under that original order.

Once the reservations have been purchased, you can still make changes and modifications with some specific limits that are enforced by Microsoft (namely, a refund of up to 50,000 USD on a 12-month rolling period for changes and cancellations), which makes using reservations a bit easier.

When making changes, the new...