Your Azure Migration journey has already brought you one step closer to your goal of having a more cloud-based approach for your workloads and databases.
This could be the best time for you to celebrate as you’ve set another milestone for your organization, waiting for it to take effect to your company culture, ROI, and many others. But what just happened is just the tip of the iceberg—there’s still more to celebrate for your transition to cloud!
We know for a fact that this migration might have stretched your resources, be it financial, skillset, and even manpower to make this all happen. So why not we optimize Azure for your applications and databases to maximize your ROI?
Follow this three-fold optimization path to bring out the best of Azure, cost and usage-wise:
Manage Cloud Cost
Transparency is one of the key elements that make Azure stand above other cloud platforms available in the market. Part of its protocol is to present every transaction in black and white to let you know which portions should be pruned or maximized more.
Azure comes with a Cost Management feature to make its cost and usage be available for monitoring. This covers the following functionalities:
- Reporting – for costs and usage
- Data enrichment – categorized by resource tags
- Budgets – create and manage cost and usage budgets
- Altering – create alerts on cost and usage budgets
- Recommendations – remove idle cloud resources and/or right-size them
You can even bring this feature to an even higher level of usability through registering your Azure subscription to Cloudyn. It provides you more intricate data and functionalities to further streamline the costs of your Azure usage. Cloudyn brings in:
- Charging back of features including cost markup, redistribution, and custom charges
- Importing external budgets
- Customizing recommendation thresholds
- Categorizing costs with custom meta-tags
And the best thing of these features is that these come in for free!
Save With Azure Offers
If there’s another thing that you should take advantage in your Azure Migration experience, that would be the exclusive offers designed for right-sized migrated virtual machines for your apps and databases for improved value.
Two of the biggest offers you can enjoy are the Azure Hybrid Benefit and the Azure Reserved VM Instances.
Azure Hybrid Benefit – this works best for migration approaches that want to tie in on-premise availability with on-cloud flexibility and scalability. As for your SQL and Windows Server 2008 end of service needs, this offer seamlessly complements the transition process as it provides extended security updates and reservation pricing—allowing you to migrate databases and workloads at your own pace.
Azure Reserved VM Instances – this one, on the other hand, offers up to 80% savings when virtual machines were reserved. Along with this is a promise of up to 72% reduction cost for commitment payments (can be one-year or three-year terms) on Windows and Linux virtual machines. This shoots up to 80% with the added value of Azure Hybrid benefit.
These are just two of the Azure-related offers available in the market. Take advantage of these to save more cost!
Keep close contact with your trusted Azure Migration Partner
As you can see, all the previous optimization options can be done on your own and that wouldn’t made them less than effective. But human-to-human guidance would always be the best solution you can have for optimization as online knowledge-base and portals don’t always explain things to your liking—your local partner is always there to simplify things and put them in perspective.
Tech One Global would always be the Azure Migration partner choice as they house cloud technology subject matter experts with years of tenure in the industry to solve your problems. Having this resource fully maximized, you didn’t just optimize Azure for your databases and workloads but also did present you more opportunities of learning other facets of the latest cloud technology.
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