What are the parameters indicating optimization in the Azure Virtual Machine?

Tariq Younas 41 Reputation points

What could be parameters that can help to identify that there is cost optimization opportunities available in Azure Virtual machine? ie. CPU usage is very low etc..etc..

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  1. Anveshreddy Nimmala 3,290 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hello Tariq Younas,

    Welcome to microsoft Q&A, thankyou for posting your query here.

    By knowing these factors and regularly reviewing your resource allocation and usage patterns, you can maintain a cost-efficient cloud environment.

    Check if your VM is over-provisioned for its workload. If the average CPU or memory utilization is consistently low, you might not need such a high-performance VM.

    Evaluate disk I/O and network utilization to ensure that you are not paying for more resources than you need.

    Identify if the VM type matches the workload requirements. Switching to a more suitable VM family can reduce costs.

    Consider using Azure VM Scale Sets to automatically scale in/out based on demand, ensuring you only pay for what you use.

    Use Azure Monitor and Azure Cost Management + Billing to analyze historical data and identify trends in resource usage.

    Hope this helps you.

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