There are multiple ways to reduce monthly subscription costs without negatively affecting performance, and these form the basis for our cloud control management platform:
- Switching off what they do not use – shut down virtual machines when they are not in use or not required
- Choose the right pricing tier at the start – take expert advice at the start to keep costs down
- Buy through a third party – by subscribing to Azure through a third party such as igroup you will benefit from their group buying power as well as their understanding and expertise
Our cloud control service monitors usage of your environment in real time. This allows us to identify what percentage of your capacity is used day and night. From this data we can scale your deployment so that capacity is available when you need it and not when you don’t – this saves you money immediately.
Azure has multiple tiers of machine that serve different purposes. Choosing the lowest tier usually means sacrificing performance, while the highest tier – at the highest cost – may be more than you need all the time. Properly analysing your usage during the solution architecture phase of Azure planning means building an environment that is truly scalable and as efficient as possible.
Subscribing to Azure directly with Microsoft usually means paying via credit card. This means that any cost increases come without warning or explanation. We provide a variety of options for payment including fixed monthly billing which helps provide consistency and supports your business planning.