Azure: 7 ways to optimize costs today

Updated: Dec 5, 2020

Though there are many way one can optimize the cost of their cloud infrastructure. However, there are few basic steps one can follow


  1. Shut down unused resources: Identify idle virtual machines (VMs), ExpressRoute circuits, and other resources with Azure Advisor. Get recommendations on which resources to shut down, and see how much you would save.

  2. Right-size underused resources: Find underutilized resources with Azure Advisor—and get recommendations on how to reduce your spend by re-configuring or consolidating them.

  3. Reserve instances for consistent workloads: Get a discount of up to 72 percent over pay-as-you-go pricing on Azure services when you prepay for a one- or three-year term with reservation pricing.

  4. Take advantage of the Azure Hybrid Benefit: AWS is five times more expensive than Azure for Windows and SQL Server. Save big when you migrate your on-premises workloads to Azure.

  5. Configure autoscaling: Save by dynamically allocating and de-allocating resources to match your performance needs.

  6. Set up budgets and allocate costs to teams and projects: Create and manage budgets for the Azure services you use or subscribe to—and monitor your organization’s cloud spending—with Azure Cost Management.

  7. Choose the right Azure compute service: Azure offers many ways to host your code. Operate more cost efficiently by selecting the right compute service for your application.

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