Managing Costs of DevOps in the Microsoft Cloud

Posted by Stephanie Long - April 13, 2016


Our very own David Pitcher, Sr. ALM Consultant, presented on the Microsoft Virtual Academy this week on Azure Subscription Overview and Roles to Manage Dev/Test in the Cloud. The Enterprise Agreement (EA) provides you with all-inclusive pricing based on your organization’s size, the benefits of Software Assurance (SA), as well as simplified licensing management via your organization-wide volume licensing agreement. Below is brief recap and overview of the different types of Enterprise Agreement

EA Offers Flexibility for Cloud Services 

As more and more organizations leverage cloud based workloads the need to monitor and manage the costs of the workloads becomes important. A Microsoft Enterprise Azure Agreement provides a smooth way to license both on-premises software and cloud services - in the same agreement. With a single agreement, you get the flexibility to increase your technology spend to fit your IT and user needs, manage contrasting user types and deployment scenarios and lastly, consolidate software asset management throughout all your Microsoft purchases

Benefits of Adding Azure to your EA  

Microsoft makes it easy for you to add Azure to your EA. Based on the Azure infrastructure spend, regardless of the upfront Azure commitment you will get the best discounted prices for services like compute, storage and bandwidth. If you experience unexpected growth and usage, having Azure on your EA will afford you the same discounted prices. You can view more about these enrollments here.

For more information, you can view David’s presentation here and a webcast he did on Best Practices for Azure Subscription & Billing Management.

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Topics: Blog, Azure, DevTest, Cloud Services, EA, Subscription & Billing Management

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