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Optimizing Azure Pricing for Storage and VMs

Shane Baldacchino continues a series on cost optimization in the cloud:

Cost. I have been fortunate to work for and help migrate one of Australia’s leading websites ( in to the cloud and have worked for both large public cloud vendors. I have seen the really good, and the not so good when it comes to architecture.

Cloud and cost. It can be quite a polarising topic. Do it right, and you can run super lean, drive down the cost to serve and ride the cloud innovation train. But inversely do it wrong, treat public cloud like a datacentre then your costs could be significantly larger than on-premises.

Click through for some good advice, including an appreciation of spot instances.