Understand the available levers to optimize Azure costs so you can increase your margins! For a Managed Service Provider (MSP) building a cloud practice in Microsoft Azure, one of the most important considerations is to understand how to optimize costs. This includes becoming familiar with the various types of Azure resources, how each resource is billed, and how to architect an Azure IT environment to make more money.
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Azure is such a big platform that it can be overwhelming to know where to start when building an IT practice in Azure. In this video I’m going to show you how to easily create Azure packages and offers as a managed service provider (MSP). In this video, I will talk about why you need to put in the work upfront, how to make Azure easy to purchase, and how to create simple Azure packages.
One of the best ways for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to make money selling Azure is by using Azure Reservations or Reserved Instances (RI). In fact, you can save more than 50% on the list price of Azure just by making a reservation on Compute when purchasing Azure. But what does Azure RI cost? And what if you get stuck with unused compute? Nerdio CRO Joseph Landes explains how you won’t be on the hook for any scary amount, and how you can truly make more money selling Microsoft Azure.
Contents Why package Azure? Productization Differentiation A Case Study Example: HeadInTheCloud Services, Inc. Bundling Azure Service Categories Features versus Add-ons Pricing Azure Presenting Azure to Customers Why package Azure? You made the decision to transform your MSP practice by leveraging the latest cloud technologies and you decided that Azure and Office 365 are your preferred...
Contents Introduction Lever 1 – Become a CSP Lever 2 – Azure Reservations Lever 3 – Azure Hybrid Usage and CSP Software Subscriptions Lever 4 – Auto-Scaling for Cost Optimization Lever 5 – Burstable VM Instances Conclusion For an MSP building a cloud practice in Azure, one of the most important considerations is to...