Hosting your business’s critical processes and applications in the cloud allows you to enhance the delivery of IT services and streamline operations, while reducing...
Using the Azure cloud to power your organisation’s critical applications and business processes will enhance the delivery of your IT services, while reducing fixed costs and removing dated legacy systems.
But just like any other technology project, an Azure migration also comes with challenges which can be difficult to navigate, particularly when it comes to cost optimisation.
Cloud technology is highly flexible and ever-changing. What this means for your IT infrastructure is that monitoring, managing, and budgeting for the cloud is different to your on-premise systems of the past.
You must ensure you have cost optimisation strategies and processes in place, otherwise you’ll soon find Azure too expensive. Your cloud deployments will begin to present you with issues such as:
- Over-spending beyond your budget
- Poor visibility into usage and performance
- No predictability of monthly bills
- Charges from Microsoft that are too high for your usage
- Charges from Microsoft that don’t match the performance you’re receiving.
Unless you’re continually monitoring and optimising your cloud environment, your monthly costs will inevitably creep up much higher than expected.
Essentially, the more IT you consume, and the higher your performance levels go, the more it’s going to cost. And you’ll only find out about this when surprise charges appear on your bill once it’s already too late.
But with such complex technology, this is almost impossible to do without the support of sophisticated tools that can keep up with your cloud.
So, how can you carry out Azure cost optimisation?
You need an automated solution, backed up by experts that can provide:
- Constant monitoring and management of your cloud usage
- Real-time context and analysis
- Proactive decision-making
- Ongoing support
- Continual optimisation of your cloud systems.
When you’re busy running a business or an IT department, you can’t afford to spend time worrying about how much your cloud bill is going to be each month.
Nor can you afford to keep receiving monthly bills that exceed the IT budget you’d planned for.
If you need help getting control of your own cloud costs, read our latest article where we explore Azure cost optimisation in detail and provide guidance to solve these challenges.