Saving Costs in Azure

Arun Sirpal, 2018-02-27 (first published: 2018-02-15)

Nobody wants to waste money and being in the cloud is no exception! Luckily for us Azure is very efficient in tracking usage patterns and its associated costs, in this case, potential cost savings.

You can find this information under Help + Support.

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Then you will need to navigate to the Advisor (under the General section)

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For this post we are focusing on the cost tab.

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That is a lot of money one could potentially be saving.

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How do they come to this conclusion? Microsoft state: “We’ve analyzed the usage patterns of your virtual machine over the past 14 days, and identified virtual machines with low usage. While certain scenarios can result in low utilization by design, you can often save money by managing the size and number of virtual machine”.

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Tracking a certain VM and they were not lying. Its time to resize these VMs.

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