Optimise your Azure Spend

Azure, like all the other cloud providers, have a huge range of different services to achieve essentially the same thing, each with a wide range of pricing options. This is great because you can get exactly the right service for your needs and pay exactly the right amount. But when there are at least eight different ways just to host a website and with the most expensive of those options being 100x more expensive than the cheapest then this flexibility can become a challenge. When you just need to get stuff done, you often end up paying much more than you need to.

I have personally worked with a number of organisations to analyse and optimise their Azure spend, often reducing their bill by anywhere from 30% all the way up to 80%. Some savings are easy - just change a few options - others require changes to the architecture of the system.

In this talk, I share what I have learnt so you can put it into practice and start saving.

I will give you an overview of:

  1. How to analyse your Azure spend to figure out what is costing so much.
  2. A check-list to help you figure out if you can reduce the cost of individual services you already have.
  3. Some simple architectural patterns that can drastically reduce your spend in any cloud.

I last give this talk at .Net Oxford and have a blog post and video of the talk on my blog.

I give regular talks on a number of topics at various events. If you would like me to talk at an event then please contact me on Twitter or email.