The Road to Azure Cost Governance

By Paola E. Annis , Giuliano Caglio
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About this book

Cloud teams and ICT cost controllers working with Azure will be able to put their knowledge to work with this practical guide, introducing a process model for structured cost governance. The Road to Azure Cost Governance is a must-read if you find yourself facing the harsh reality of monthly cloud costs gradually getting out of control.

Starting with how resources are created and managed, everything you need to know in order to track, display, optimize, rightsize, and clean up cloud resources will be tackled with a workflow approach that will leave the choice of operation to you (be it the Azure CLI, automation, logic apps, or even custom code). Using real-world datasets, you'll learn everything from basic cost management to modeling your cloud spend across your technical resources in a sustainable way. The book will also show you how to create a recursive optimization process that will give you full control of spending and savings, while helping you reserve budget for future cloud projects and innovation.

By the end of this Azure book, you'll have a clear understanding and control of your cloud spend along with knowledge of a number of cost-saving techniques used by companies around the world, application optimization patterns, and the carbon impact of your cloud infrastructure.

Publication date:
February 2022

About the Authors

  • Paola E. Annis

    Paola E. Annis has worked for over 25 years in IT. Currently at Microsoft enjoying the Azure cloud, she has extensive experience working on strategic customers, large migrations, and digital transformation projects. In her daily work, she advocates cost governance and sustainable software engineering, and women in tech’s communities. She lives in Milan with her kids, cats, and husband. In her spare time, she enjoys heavy metal music while embarking on improbable DIY projects for her country house.

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  • Giuliano Caglio

    Giuliano Caglio has over 15 years of experience. He is constantly looking for challenges in infrastructure management, to relate applications and infrastructure topics to reach a broader view of cloud environment, asset management and cost governance. He lives near Milan with 1 daughter, 2 turtles and his wife. In his spare time, he enjoys gardening, electronics, and railway modeling DIY projects.

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