The cloud holds an enormous amount of potential. Microsoft Azure, one of the most popular cloud computing platforms, offers organizations endless possibilities, no matter the industry or business challenge. Azure enables organizations to move and scale faster, lower IT costs and drive innovation, all of which are in demand now, more than ever.
However, optimizing cloud spend is key to managing costs and minimizing waste. A study by Flexera indicated that as much as 35 percent of public cloud resources are wasted. Areas of waste include over-provisioned or idle instances, abandoned cloud resources, and sub-optimal license assignment methodology. Very few organizations maximize their license assignment value, and most do not have a process to check compliance – often producing overspend. Organizations often struggle with a lack of visibility and insight into current costs and are challenged with controlling costs while mitigating risk.
If your organization is using Azure and is currently facing these challenges, read on to learn 10 ways you can optimize your Azure spend.