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Multi-Cloud Strategy for Cloud Architects - Second Edition

By : Jeroen Mulder
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Multi-Cloud Strategy for Cloud Architects - Second Edition

By: Jeroen Mulder

Overview of this book

Are you ready to unlock the full potential of your enterprise with the transformative power of multi-cloud adoption? As a cloud architect, you understand the challenges of navigating the vast array of cloud services and moving data and applications to public clouds. But with 'Multi-Cloud Strategy for Cloud Architects, Second Edition', you'll gain the confidence to tackle these complexities head-on. This edition delves into the latest concepts of BaseOps, FinOps, and DevSecOps, including the use of the DevSecOps Maturity Model. You'll learn how to optimize costs and maximize security using the major public clouds - Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud. Examples of solutions by the increasingly popular Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and Alibaba Cloud have been added in this edition. Plus, you will discover cutting-edge ideas like AIOps and GreenOps. With practical use cases, including IoT, data mining, Web3, and financial management, this book empowers you with the skills needed to develop, release, and manage products and services in a multi-cloud environment. By the end of this book, you'll have mastered the intricacies of multi-cloud operations, financial management, and security. Don't miss your chance to revolutionize your enterprise with multi-cloud adoption.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
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Validate and manage billing

It's very likely that a multi-cloud strategy will place several migrated systems into multiple different public clouds. With that, we are generating costs for pay-per-use instances and services, reserved instances for which companies have longer-term obligations, and licenses. Invoices will arrive from different providers. How do we keep track of all that?

Let's have a look first at billing in the major cloud platforms being discussed in this book: Azure, AWS, GCP, Alibaba Cloud and OCI. These platforms share the same billing approach: as soon as services are consumed on the platform, charges will begin to accrue to which the CSPs can send invoices. Typically, this is referred to as the billing account. We will be using the cost or billing dashboards from the clouds to view costs and invoices.

Using cost management and billing in Azure

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