Azure 101 Cost Workshop - Two 1 Hour Consultations

Finchloom

Receive a free consultation with a license specialist to review your Azure setup, spend, and optimize your machines. This is a twice a year meeting to review systems and make cost saving adjustments.

The Azure 101 Cost Workshop is a free consultation for businesses who are either new to Azure, want to learn how it works, or want to optimize their spend. With this offer, clients will receive 2 meetings a year, one immediately after purchasing an Azure subscription, and another meeting 1-3 months after utilizing Azure. After purchasing an Azure subscription, we set a first meeting with you to go over the fundamentals of Azure.

After your Azure subscription purchase, we will schedule our first Cost Workshop session, where you will learn the fundamentals of Azure, including:

  • How Azure works as a metered service, you pay for what you use
  • How Azure's cost structure operates
  • How usage is tallied at the end of the month and pricing for specific resources
  • How to turn machines on and off
  • The way to pick the virtual machines that are the right for your business

After this session, you will be able to apply your Azure knowledge directly to your business environment. Before your follow up session 3 months later, you will be able to experience your Azure environment and the billing process, and potentially discover how much Azure your company needs.

After the first few months our clients typically need more space or use more resources than their initial investment allowed. If issues arise, we can assist.

In our follow up meeting, we will review your usage and offer recommendations for reducing your Azure spend so that you can make informed business decisions to meet your organization's needs.

The follow up meeting will include:

  • How to keep an eye on your spend, down to a daily basis
  • How to set up notifications with alerts when you are near or surpassing your budgeted spend
  • How to understand Azure charts and metrics so you know how to allocate resources according to your budget
  • Review of your spend and resource charts to understand your charges at a granular level
  • Identification areas of optimization, to reduce usage and/or right-size resources

After the secondary meeting, you will be able to make changes and reorganize your Azure environment. If you need further assistance, we will create a Statement of Work (SOW) for implementing changes according to your needs. This 2-Hour Cost Workshop is an ongoing service. Every year upon renewal, you can schedule your bi-annual meetings where we can further discuss your spend and make additional to keep pace with changes within your organization. If you need additional meetings, you can request them through your account manager.

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