Microsoft Azure is an incredibly powerful Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform, but costs can quickly escalate if not carefully managed.
“Out of the box” default configurations are often over-specified, storage over-provisioned, and backups are missing
Surprisingly few organisations optimise their Azure configuration, make use of discounts, or regularly review their setup – meaning most will over-pay for their subscription, or under utilise the full functionality.
This can lead to:
- Escalating Azure invoices that are highly complex to unpick and understand
- Over-provisioned resources, which are not cost-optimised
- Over-specified or missing backups via Azure Backup and Site Recovery
Smartdesc are Microsoft Solution Partners and fully qualified Microsoft Azure Architect Experts. We will ensure your Azure infrastructure is reviewed and adjusted to ensure it is in an optimal state, from Best Practice, Cost, and Risk perspectives, and make sure it stays that way going forward.
Download the Service Sheet here: Azure Cost Optimisation Service Sheet – Smartdesc – if we don’t save you money, the service is free!
Benefits of Azure Cost Optimization
- Reduce your monthly ongoing operating expenses on Azure
- Offset existing Microsoft license costs against your Azure spend using Hybrid Benefit
- Right-size Azure resources – especially storage, which can drastically reduce monthly spend
- Optimise use of Reserved Instances to dramatically cut costs (up to 40%)
- Optimise backups – using a blend of Azure Backup and Site Recovery, for mission critical and non-mission critical as appropriate
- Review real-world utilization of Azure within your company to optimise resource allocation
- Train your internal IT staff to manage and maintain the costs going forward
- Receive a retained service to review and optimise Azure consumption on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis
- Receive assessment and remediation as a fixed-cost, turnkey project
To discuss how we can save you up to 40% on your Azure spend using our Azure Cost Optimization service, contact us today. If we don’t save you money, the service is free!