Optimize your Azure costs

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Author introduction

Hi, I am Saira Shaik, Working Principal customer success account manager at Microsoft India.


This article will provide guidance to the customers who wants to Optimize their Azure costs by providing tools and resources to help customers to save cost, Understand and forecast your costs, Cost optimize workloads and Control costs.


Explore tools and resources to help you save

Find out about the tools, offers, and guidance designed to help you manage and optimize your Azure costs. Learn how to understand and forecast your bill, optimize workload costs, and control your spending.


8 ways to optimize the cost


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.


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2.     Right-size underused resources

Find underutilized resources with Azure Advisor—and get recommendations on how to reduce your spend by reconfiguring or consolidating them.


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3.     Add an Azure savings plan for compute for dynamic workloads

Save up to 65 percent off pay-as-you-go pricing when you commit to spend a fixed hourly amount on compute services for one or three years.


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4.     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.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.


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5.     Take advantage of the Azure Hybrid Benefit

AWS is up to five times more expensive than Azure for Windows Server and SQL Server. Save when you migrate your on-premises workloads to Azure.


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6.     Configure autoscaling

Save by dynamically allocating and de-allocating resources to match your performance needs.

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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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8.     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 Microsoft Cost Management.


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Understand and forecast your costs

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Cost optimize your workloads

Control your costs



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