The Azure FinOps Guide

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This article centralizes Azure FinOps (Financial Operations) information and tools to enabling a better understanding and optimization of cloud costs.


The main purposes of this guide is to help customers do more with less by:

  • Identifying cost-saving opportunities
  • Optimizing cloud efficiency
  • Gaining a better understanding and control of cloud costs


Contribution to this guide
The community is encouraged to contribute to this guide! For any content suggestion please visit this GitHub Repository.


Table Of Contents


  • What is FinOps?
  • Overview
  • Tools
  • Ways to Optimize
  • Assessment
  • Learning
  • Content
    • General
    • Calculators
    • Cost Management
    • Advisor
    • Azure Reservations
    • Savings Plans
    • Azure Hybrid Benefit
    • Virtual Machines
    • App Service
    • AKS
    • Azure Stack HCI
    • Storage
    • Azure Monitor
    • Azure Sentinel
    • Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD)
    • Data
      • Azure Synapse
      • Azure SQL Database
      • SQL Managed Instance
      • Azure Database for MySQL
      • Azure Database for PostgeSQL
      • Azure Cosmos DB
      • Stream Analytics

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