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Azure Cost Management and Optimization

Course Overview
In this course, you'll learn how Azure is billed, how to track and report your costs, how to understand and calculate Azure prices and how to take advantage of various billing programs and Azure features to optimize your costs to reduce your bill.

Section 1: Subscriptions and Billing
In this section, students will learn about Azure subscriptions and how they are billed. This includes how subscriptions are managed within an Azure Account using the Account Portal as well as how Enterprise Agreement customers can manage subscriptions across their organization using the EA portal. Some common subscription management tasks are discussed as are the most common types of subscription and the billing discounts they offer. Billing for third-party Azure Marketplace offerings is also explained.

Section 2: Managing Azure Costs
This section presents the various different features for cost tracking, reporting and alerting in Azure. Students will learn how to use the cost management features of each of the three portals introduced in the previous section. For Enterprise Agreement customers, some cost management features that are exclusive to EAs are presented such as the Consumption Insights content pack for Power BI, Azure budgets, and the advanced cost analysis features of the Azure portal. APIs for programmatic access to billing data are discussed along with invoice management, how to download detailed usage summaries, and how to use them to implement internal charge-back.

Section 3: Azure Infrastructure Pricing
This section provides an overview of the pricing model for the most commonly-used Azure infrastructure resources. This includes virtual machines, disks and common networking resources such as virtual networks, load balancers, Public IP addresses, peering connections and bandwidth. Pricing for Azure App Service and Azure SQL Database are also discussed.

Section 4: Reducing Your Azure Bill
In this section, students will learn about a wide range of techniques they can apply to reduce their Azure spend. These range from deployment optimizations such as right-sizing and auto-scale to cost-saving programs such as hybrid benefit and Azure reservations, both of which are discussed for both virtual machines and Azure SQL Database. A number of other cost-saving measures for a range of resource types are also presented. The module closes with a discussion of the importance of creating a cost-conscious culture within an organization and how this can be achieved in practice.

Section 5: Using the Azure Pricing Calculator
Having learned how Azure infrastructure resources are priced and the various cost-saving schemes available, the final section in this course teaches students how to make best use of the Azure pricing calculator to estimate the cost of their Azure deployments.

Course Details
  • Author: Jonathan Tuliani
  • Length: 1 hours, 44 minutes, 49 seconds
  • Lab: 0 hours, 0 minutes, 0 seconds
  • Published: 2018-10-24
  • Level: 300


Course Objectives

What You Will Learn
  • Understand different Azure subscription types and how they are billed
  • Understand available tools to monitor, report and control costs
  • Understand the pricing model for common Azure infrastructure resources
  • Understand pricing discount schemes, including hybrid benefit and Azure reservations
  • Understand how to use the Azure pricing calculator

Course Modules

Azure Cost Management and Optimization
In this course, you'll learn how Azure is billed, how to track and report your costs, how to understand and calculate Azure prices and how to take advantage of various billing programs and Azure features to optimize your costs to reduce your bill.

Section 1: Subscriptions and Billing
In this section, students will learn about Azure subscriptions and how they are billed. This includes how subscriptions are managed within an Azure Account using the Account Portal as well as how Enterprise Agreement customers can manage subscriptions across their organization using the EA portal. Some common subscription management tasks are discussed as are the most common types of subscription and the billing discounts they offer. Billing for third-party Azure Marketplace offerings is also explained.

Section 2: Managing Azure Costs
This section presents the various different features for cost tracking, reporting and alerting in Azure. Students will learn how to use the cost management features of each of the three portals introduced in the previous section. For Enterprise Agreement customers, some cost management features that are exclusive to EAs are presented such as the Consumption Insights content pack for Power BI, Azure budgets, and the advanced cost analysis features of the Azure portal. APIs for programmatic access to billing data are discussed along with invoice management, how to download detailed usage summaries, and how to use them to implement internal charge-back.

Section 3: Azure Infrastructure Pricing
This section provides an overview of the pricing model for the most commonly-used Azure infrastructure resources. This includes virtual machines, disks and common networking resources such as virtual networks, load balancers, Public IP addresses, peering connections and bandwidth. Pricing for Azure App Service and Azure SQL Database are also discussed.

Section 4: Reducing Your Azure Bill
In this section, students will learn about a wide range of techniques they can apply to reduce their Azure spend. These range from deployment optimizations such as right-sizing and auto-scale to cost-saving programs such as hybrid benefit and Azure reservations, both of which are discussed for both virtual machines and Azure SQL Database. A number of other cost-saving measures for a range of resource types are also presented. The module closes with a discussion of the importance of creating a cost-conscious culture within an organization and how this can be achieved in practice.

Section 5: Using the Azure Pricing Calculator
Having learned how Azure infrastructure resources are priced and the various cost-saving schemes available, the final section in this course teaches students how to make best use of the Azure pricing calculator to estimate the cost of their Azure deployments.

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