For an MSP building a cloud practice in Azure one of the most important considerations is to understand how to transact in Azure. This includes the various types of Azure resources and how they work, how each type of resource is billed, how to architect an Azure IT environment, and most importantly how to make money. There are many levers available to reduce Azure costs drastically relative to list prices. We’re not talking here about 5%-10% points but high double-digit numbers, in some cases. The following 5 levers will take you most of the way towards really making money offering and reselling Azure as a core part of your cloud practice.