Microsoft provide a few options to save money in Azure. Reserved Instances, Hybrid Benefits, Spot Instances and now Azure Savings Plan for Compute. This video goes over Azure Savings Plan for Compute, what it is and how it compares to existing cost reduction options. Then we review details of the Savings Plan and some considerations you should know before implementing Azure Savings Plan for Compute.Continue reading “Save Money with an Azure Savings Plan for Compute”
In this post and accompanying video, we go over the benefits and considerations of using ephemeral disks with Azure Windows Virtual Desktop Session Hosts. We review the performance improvements as well as limitations that come with ephemeral disks, including the inability to deallocate Session Hosts. Next, we examine Azure Reserved Instances and how they can be used to keep the cost of Session Hosts down without using an auto scale solution.Continue reading “High Performance at a Low Price for WVD”
I am excited to announce my new course available at Skylines Academy on Azure Cost Management. This course is for anyone starting out with Azure or those who need to get a better understanding of their organizations azure cost. Please see the link below for more information on the course.Continue reading “Azure Cost Management Course at Skylines Academy”
Reserved Instances offer significant savings for IaaS Servers, SQL Databases, Cosmos DB and other Azure and third party services. I have mentioned Reserved Instance in a couple other videos and posts. One on Saving money in Azure and once on Azure Cost Management. LINKS. This article and the accompanying video go into details on how Azure Reserved Instances worth.
Video version, including a demo can be found below.Continue reading “Reserved Instances in Azure”