What is the Cost of “Not Knowing” in Azure?

Customers in Azure are starting to understand the cost of the unknown with regards to the cloud. The known quantities — VM’s Storage, Networking, etc. — are easy to understand and monitor, but there are many unknowns questions:

  • Who has the ability to spin up servers in your company?
  • Are you going to do departmental charge-backs on Azure usage, and does your Azure tenant support that level of pricing detail?
  • Are you missing out on cost savings because you don’t know VM utilization and therefore can’t spin down VM’s during off hours?

These are just a few of the many concerns I hear from customers who have migrated workloads to the cloud. There are resources to help you answer these questions, but it takes experience in Azure to know what questions to ask. Learn more about Microsoft Azure here.

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