6 ways to optimise Microsoft Azure costs right now…

IT spend is no doubt significant for any organisation, and with new technology and demand for hybrid working, the IT budgets are being stretched. But with cloud services there are 6 ways you can optimise and save with Microsoft Azure.

1. Use Azure hybrid benefit
Did you know that AWS can be (five times) more expensive than Azure for Windows Server and SQL server? So, by simply migrating you’re on-premises workloads you will save costs. Use the hybrid calculator, to see how much you can save today. { Azure Hybrid Benefit – Hybrid Cost Calculator | Microsoft Azure}

2. Let us help you pick the right Azure compute for your business
There are many ways to host, but you must pick the right compute for your business, to achieve cost efficiencies. You can benefit from significant savings, however it does mean committing to a 1 or 3 year term.

3. Autoscaling based on the business needs
We can help you dynamically allocate resources to match performance requirements with autoscaling by simply allocating or de-allocating resources. It is a great tool, as it allows you to maximise application responsiveness, anticipates workloads and ensures you do not waste spend.

4. Manage your budget and monitor spending
Microsoft Cost Management is a great tool for managing budgets and monitoring cloud spending. This enables you to forecast and managed your IT spend more effectively and in a timely manner.

5. Reconfigure and consolidate idle resources
Using Azure Advisor, you can identify idle resources and it also shows how much you could save! You can also locate underutilised resources and get recommendations on how to reduce your budget by reconfiguring and consolidating them. Also, you can identify idle virtual machines (VMs), ExpressRoute circuits and other resources, and turn them off completely.

6. Make use of prepay pricing
By reserving instances for consistent workloads, you can achieve a discount of up to 72% with prepay pricing. Prepay pricing is usually for a one or three-year term.

As you can see, there are many ways to save when using Microsoft Azure. Our Codestone experts are on hand and available to help you further accelerate your Azure cost savings journey. Get in touch today for a call or a demonstration to find out more.

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