Azure Cost Optimization 3 Week Assessment

MAQ Software

*Optimize your Azure costs to get the most out of what you are paying for*
While cloud services offer technological advantages, under-utilized resources generate unnecessary costs. For businesses with significant cloud investments, auditing scalable resources and tracking consumption can be a challenge. MAQ Software’s Azure Cost Optimization service will help you assess your existing resources, monitor resource consumption, and identify opportunities to optimize cloud costs. ### Agenda: #### Week 1: #### Resources Identification * Catalogue and group all Azure resources using tags * Identify resource type and their capacity #### Resource Review * Review the usage and cost of the Azure resources #### Week 2: * Perform detailed analysis of existing Azure bill/invoice #### Clean-Up * Identify unused and idle resources #### Define Policies * Audit and restrict access creation of resources and resources group #### Week 3: * Develop a Standard Governance Model * Enforce new resource access policies * Notify owners and users of any changes #### Deliverables: * Detailed documentation containing an inventory list, owner list, and cost optimization plan * Gap analysis of existing Azure subscriptions, resources, usage, and security * Analysis-based recommendation about SKU alterations for VMs and other Azure resources * Scheduler recommendation for VM shutdown based on usage patterns * Guidelines to set up automated notifications to effectively monitor resources * Standardized Governance Model #### Business Impact * Identify potential savings areas
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