One of the promises of the cloud is better efficiency and utilization of infrastructure. Towards this end, Azure enhanced an Azure Advisor recommendation called “Shutdown/Resize your virtual machines”. It provides customers with cost savings opportunities by targeting VMs that are not utilized efficiently. Before the Advisor recommendation for right-sizing VMs had been created, customers needed to be constantly on the lookout for threshold breaches that involved balancing performance and costs. Now customers can get intelligent, proactive notifications if capacity rates aren’t high enough, making the recommendation more actionable and provide higher savings than ever.
Along with this enhancement, we’ve made a number of changes that increase the saving opportunity for customers as well as quality and actionability of recommendations.