A lack of governance can easily cause your cloud usage and spend to spiral out of control, so you end up overprovisioning to allow for ad hoc spikes in demand and paying for under-used resources.
Part of Insight’s Services Portfolio, our Azure Governance service is a structured and methodical packaged service, delivered as a jumpstart workshop, which uses our significant experience to help guide your decisions about the proper level of automation and enforcement of corporate policy across your Azure platform. Incorporating common governance disciplines that help inform policies and align tool-chains, the service allows you to take control, giving you comprehensive clarity over your cloud usage and billing, so you get best value from your cloud expenditure.
Business challenge Research suggests that around 35% of cloud spend is wasted.* “Lift and shift” migrations that simply treat the Azure platform as rented virtualisation can create significant over-provisioning of cloud data centres. But predicting your cloud consumption can be complicated: it’s difficult to match your cloud use with workloads that change month by month. At the same time, the particular nature of public cloud platforms, with a lack of direct ownership of the physical hardware storing and running your workloads, means cloud security requires its own policy and processes. And with cloud identity services expanding your authentication and access control capabilities to the internet, your Azure cloud identity policy can become much more complicated. Finally, as your Azure estate grows, you’ll need to start integrating automation into your deployment and configuration processes in order to ensure your cloud resources avoid configuration drift or other problems introduced by using manual processes through the Azure portal.
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