Azure Cost Management Playbook
Save costs and optimize spend in Microsoft Azure with this Playbook!
Welcome to this Skylines Academy Cost Management Playbook , which focuses on understanding ways in which you can build, maintain, and optimize your Microsoft Azure environment to cut costs and regulate spend in Microsoft Azure. This playbook focuses on the following core cost management subjects:
- Managing Cloud Costs
- How to Estimate Cloud Costs
- Cost Optimization
- Azure Advisor
- Other Tips on Controlling Costs
Throughout an organization’s cloud journey, costs and spend will be a major component of adopting specific services in Azure based on departmental budgets. While it can seem daunting to consistently ensure that dollars (or other currency) are being effectively spent in the cloud, this guide is meant to serve as a baseline for you to protect costs from skyrocketing and staying on track monetarily.
The Cost Management Playbook includes these elements:
- Guide: Cloud Costs, Estimates, & Optimization (this document)
- Skylines Academy Cost Calculator – and Excel spreadsheet which can be customized to meet your organization’s needs (more detail within this document)
In addition to the guide and cost calculator, you will find a knowledge base of videos that you can refer to. These videos cover Azure identity topics and will help to reinforce your knowledge on identity topics.