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How to bring Azure costs down to earth

13 Oct 2017

Don't let Azure VMs rack up a huge monthly bill from Microsoft. Figure out your business needs, then adjust the options in Azure to minimize charges.

The migration of virtual machines to the cloud sounds great -- until your IT department is hit with a huge bill.

For every minute the VM runs and byte it uses, Microsoft adds charges to a monthly tab. How do you manage Azure costs? The formula is relatively simple -- admins should understand the approximate price tag before workloads move to Azure and right-size VMs to reduce wasteful expenses.