As we continue to build out our sustainability guidance to help our customers achieve their sustainability goals using Azure, our goal is to meet you where you are and help you do more with less—whether you’re building cloud-native applications, operating in hybrid environments, or evaluating solutions for organization-wide emissions reporting.
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Cloud adoption increased significantly during COVID-19 and continues for many companies. However, an enormous migration and modernization opportunity remains as organizations continue their digital transformation. This is why we are focusing on three key areas of growth at Microsoft Inspire: innovation with new cloud-native experiences, modernization of app and data estates, and migration and modernization of infrastructure and mission-critical workloads.
A modernized cloud workload offers significant benefits—including cost savings, optimized security and management, and opportunities for ongoing innovation. But the process of migrating and modernizing workloads can be challenging.
Autoscaling is one of the value levers that can help unlock cost savings for your Azure workloads by automatically scaling up and down the resources in use to better align capacity to demand. Not only does it utilize cloud elasticity by paying for capacity only when you need it, you can also reduce the need for an operator to continually monitor the performance of a system and make decisions about adding or removing resources.
Rightsizing is one of the key levers you have for controlling costs and optimizing resources. By understanding cloud economics, and using what Azure provides, you can identify the smallest virtual server instances that support your requirements and realize immediate savings by eliminating unused capacity.
Here at Azure, we give a lot of advice. We’d really like to help you thrive on our platform. Reliability, security, cost optimization, operational excellence, and performance efficiency—we know that they are not easy to tackle when it comes to your cloud workloads. Join us for Well-Architected: The Backstage Tour, a virtual event where you will get five brief peeks at how we power the features that address each of these pillars of the Azure Well-Architected Framework.
We created the Azure Well-Architected Framework to help improve the quality of your workloads, and reliability is one of its five core pillars so for the latest post in our series, I have asked Cloud Advocate David Blank-Edelman to run through how best to approach using the framework to guide your conversations and design decisions in this space.
Learn how guidance in the Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework, tools like Azure Advisor, and offers like the Azure Hybrid Benefit and Azure Reservations can help you operate more efficiently on Azure.
Azure landing zones in the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure are designed to accelerate efforts to map, modernize, or even reimagine the operating model. Azure landing zones help build a cloud environment aligned to the optimal technology operations specific to your needs in the cloud.
This post is designed to get you thinking about how best to validate typical failure conditions, including examples of how we at Microsoft validate our own systems.