Need help understanding how Azure charges work?

We support businesses as they move their services and applications to the cloud. Our consultants ensure that customers select the best options for their business to gain the highest possible performance at the lowest possible manageable cost.

Businesses who move to Azure benefit from greater flexibility, mobility, and security but how it is charged can be confusing and means that it is often difficult to forecast ongoing IT costs.

Many companies over specify their environments and pay for more capacity than they need.  We provide an end to end support service for Azure which includes best practice planning for a cloud deployment based on your needs and ongoing monitoring and optimisation of your environment to ensure that the right levels of capacity are always available while also leveraging the benefits of dynamic scaling to mitigate costs.

Our UK based experts can help you understand how Azure is charged

Reduce costs by managing your Azure charges

The cost of Azure varies enormously depending on which features are built into the deployment and how much those features are used.

While there are no direct upfront costs of moving to Azure, investment in proper planning for your environment is essential as this can help deliver a more effective solution that will reduce your subscription costs in the long run.

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Retain the highest levels of performance whilst managing your Azure charges

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.

Understanding how Azure is charged

As fully certified Azure specialists, our UK based team will help you to plan and configure your deployment in Azure to help you manage costs more easily.  Through our planning phase we create a high-performance environment and provide ongoing cost and resource management to help you balance an effective and efficient cloud for your application.

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Retain the highest levels of performance whilst managing your Azure charges

Our consultancy team have supported businesses in all sectors deploy to Azure and can reduce costs on existing deployments by up to 30% through monitoring and management services using our Cloud Control platform.

A Full Range of Azure Services

Established in 2005 igroup is one of the UK’s leading Microsoft Cloud specialists. Our fully qualified professional teams have worked with customers of all sizes from major multi-nationals through to small businesses. All of our work regardless of the organisation size has increased return on investment and improved overall business performance.

igroup has delivered Azure managed services and migrations for businesses of all sizes across multiple sectors and our team have the knowledge to identify and resolve issues quickly as well as advise customers on how to achieve best performance from the cloud.

As specialists we provide a full range of Azure services including:

We have delivered Azure projects across a range of different market sectors including public sector, financial services, education and manufacturing. See our case studies for recent examples.

For more information about how we can help your business move to the cloud and reduce your costs, please contact a member of our team.

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