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>>In this video we'll discuss the challenges of spending when architecting cloud solutions and maximizing your cloud spend. So, many users in the past have experienced real difficulties in trying to understand and manage their cloud spend. Their cloud deployment suffered from overpayment, underutilization, or overprovisioning. Overspending is still common, yet it's become easier to control. But before we get into that, let's explore the main reasons overspending happens. One, you choose the wrong PaaS service for the application. Two, you picked the wrong pricing model for the given Azure service you're using. Three, you misconfigured the sizing or scaling for the Azure service or resource. Or, finally, four, you leave services running that should be turned off or set to automate. In general, overspending happens when you're not actively monitoring your decision cost. But even when you are, sometimes it's difficult to figure out what happened or what to do. Fortunately, Microsoft provides customers with a couple of tools to help them gain insights into what they're spending and how to optimize it. Let's discuss. For starters, there's Azure Advisor tool, which helps you optimize the many facets of the Azure environment specific to your organization's usage. Available from the Azure portal, it analyzes your configuration and usage across multiple subscriptions to provide actionable recommendations that can help you optimize your resources for availability, security, performance, and most importantly, for this discussion, cost. For example, it can help you identify virtual machines with low utilization based on actual CPU and network utilization telemetry. It can also help you identify databases that would benefit from elastic database pooling based on actual database usage patterns. Now, let's talk about Azure Cost Management, also available from within the Azure portal. This tool provides detailed divisibility to your Azure cloud consumption to help monitor and optimize your cloud spend. You're given a customizable dashboard with multiple reports, so you can easily see different aspects of the cost. This helps you understand spending trends over time at a high level. And it makes it easier to create budgets and forecasts, so you can plan future spending. This tool can also alert you to when your usage is reaching your budget for any given resource. On top of that, it can create these optimizer reports which provide you with recommendations that eliminate idol resources, and determine the best size for active resources. So, to wrap it up, both Azure Advisor Cost Recommendations and Azure Cost Management are an essential part of your toolkit that assists you in monitoring and optimizing your cloud spend. But remember, so much still relies on the decisions of those involved in the initial cloud development, deployment, and administration. Yet, with these tools up and running we hope that there will be more transparency and understanding for everybody involved.

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Duration: 2 minutes and 58 seconds
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Posted by: csintl on Sep 10, 2018


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