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Cost Management in Azure: Mastering Azure Cost & Budgeting

Cost Management in Azure: Mastering Azure Cost & Budgeting

The pull of the cloud is undeniable. Scalability, agility, and innovation serve as the driving forces that propel businesses, like IG CloudOps, onto the Azure platform.

However, amidst the excitement, a silent adversary lurks: cloud costs and overspend. Unmanaged, they can escalate from a mere whisper to a deafening roar, consuming budgets and jeopardising ROI.

Microsoft Azure professional services: Why Switching from Contractors to a Team of Azure Experts Pays Off

Microsoft Azure professional services: Why Switching from Contractors to a Team of Azure Experts Pays Off

As your cloud platform evolves, the choice between individual contractors and a dedicated team of Azure experts, ready to perform the Microsoft Azure professional services you need, becomes more of a problem. A contractor can be good for getting things going initially, but for the long term you need more. Or you might be looking to extend the team you have in a cost effective way as your business expands. 

In this blog post, we explore the compelling reasons why making the switch from contractors to a team of Azure experts pays off, and why IG CloudOps stands out as the Azure partner you need with its UK-based team of certified Azure experts.

AWS on Budget: Practical Strategies for AWS Cost Control

AWS on Budget: Practical Strategies for AWS Cost Control

As the adoption of AWS continues to soar, the need for effective AWS cost management becomes increasingly crucial. Controlling costs on AWS is a fundamental aspect of optimising your cloud investment and ensuring that you get the most value for your budget.

In this blog, we explore practical strategies for AWS cost control, highlighting how working with IG CloudOps, a UK based AWS consultancy with cost auditing and monitoring as standard, can keep your cloud journey on the right financial track.

Cost Management Azure: Mastering Cost Management Techniques for Cloud

Cost Management Azure: Mastering Cost Management Techniques for Cloud

Maintaining effective cost management for Azure is really important, but often it only gets a focus when costs creep up or spike up. Microsoft is constantly evolving the Azure platform both commercially and technically so cost management is a moving target. 

In this blog post, we'll explore key strategies to master cost management, enabling you to optimise spending and derive the maximum value from your Azure resources.

Azure Expertise Gap: Struggling to Find Microsoft Cloud Professionals?

Azure Expertise Gap: Struggling to Find Microsoft Cloud Professionals?

If you have tried to recruit a Microsoft cloud professional with a bit of experience in Azure, it used to be you had too few options. Now, I seem to get a new CV every hour. Finding and retaining qualified Azure experts has become a real struggle for most IT managers.

In this blog post, we delve into the factors contributing to the Azure expertise gap and explore potential strategies for overcoming this industry-wide challenge.

Azure for AWS professionals: Mastering Multi-Cloud Management with CloudOps

Azure for AWS professionals: Mastering Multi-Cloud Management with CloudOps

Multi-cloud strategies are becoming increasingly popular for businesses seeking flexibility, resilience, and a cost effective cloud deployment. Azure for AWS professionals can seem like a large mountain to claim, as they don't feel the have the 'Microsoft' knowledge they need.

A Guide to Azure Savings Plans and Strategic Cost Optimisation

A Guide to Azure Savings Plans and Strategic Cost Optimisation

Azure Savings Plans emerge as a key tool in your cloud management tool box, providing flexibility and cost savings for organisations aiming to streamline their cloud expenses.

In this guide, we will delve into the intricacies of Azure Savings Plans and how partnering with a knowledgeable entity like IG CloudOps, a UK-based Azure consultancy, can help businesses effectively manage their resources and curb unnecessary expenditures.

AWS Savings Plans Decoded: Choosing the Right Commitment for You

AWS Savings Plans Decoded: Choosing the Right Commitment for You

Every business wants to save money on their monthly AWS bill and the various types of savings plans are a good way to do that. However, they can be a bit hard to decode and check that they are right for your scenarios.

There are automatic recommendations generated for admins in the AWS portal, but how do you know if they will be right for your business?

In this blog post, we'll decode AWS Savings Plans and guide you on choosing the right commitment for your unique needs.