How can I reduce my Azure Costs?
The cost of your Azure subscription is based on a variety of factors including the types of machines you have specified to run your application and the amount of data you store and transfer.
It can be tempting to simply use cheaper machines to cut costs – which some people do – however this will always have a performance impact and affect users.
A better approach is to ensure that the specification of your environment is properly tailored to your application needs, and then manage it based on usage. By optimising your software to run in a cloud environment, you can reduce the amount of compute you use.
Similarly, if you find that usage patterns vary across the day, it can be possible to manage the amount of resource you have available using software like igroup’s Cloud Control so that you scale resource based on demand and ultimately reduce your costs.