7 options on how to optimize Azure costs

Managing your organization’s cloud spending while focusing on core activities can seem complex. Microsoft Azure users often find themselves wondering how they can control and optimize their costs. However, there are multiple options available that were exclusively designed to help organizations make the most of Microsoft Azure Cloud while saving costs. 

In this article you will learn how to save Azure costs while optimizing workload spending, forecasting your bills, and more.

1. Turn off unused resources

Azure Advisor delivers recommendations on which resources to shut down and forecast how much you can save by doing so. 

2. Re-size underused resources

Another feature of this tool is developing recommendations on reconfiguring or consolidating under-used resources, having a direct impact on your overall spending. 

3. Reserve instances for consistent workloads

One way of locking in prices and having a chance to save up to 72% on pay-as-you-go pricing, is to sign up for prepaid annual or multi-year terms. 

4. Make use of Azure Hybrid Benefit

Migrating your on-premises workloads to the Azure Cloud and SQL Server can considerably help you with cost saving.

5. Configure autoscaling

Dynamically allocate and de-allocate resources to match your performance needs, while saving costs. 

6. Set up budgets and allocate costs to teams and projects

Azure Cost Management allows you to create and manage budgets for your Azure services. With this tool you can also monitor your organization’s overall cloud spending. 

7. Choose the right Azure compute service

Your organization can operate more cost-efficiently by selecting the right compute services for your applications, out of the many ways that Azure offers to host your code. 

Get help managing Azure costs from certified experts 

A Microsoft Gold Partner like Team Venti can help you with Azure cost management and support. Get guidance from certified experts and have peace of mind, knowing our team is committed to your organization’s success. 

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