Monday 6th February 2023
Writer: Kathryn Piper
By now, you’re probably well aware of Microsoft’s realignment of cloud pricing, due to come into effect as of 1st April 2023. But how can you optimise existing consumption and make sure costs stay down?
Today, we're providing the answers.
Before we dive into cost optimisation, let’s quickly recap what the price increases are and most importantly, what this means for your business.
On the 5th January 2023, Microsoft announced that they’re taking several steps to align the pricing of Microsoft Cloud Products globally. As a Microsoft customer, this means that you will have consistent pricing reflecting the exchange rate of the local currency to the US dollar (USD). Microsoft are updating local currency cloud pricing in EUR, GBP, SEK, NOK, and DKK based on foreign currency fluctuations compared to the US dollar. This will be in effect as of 1st April 2023.
So, you know what the price increases are but how can you optimise spend? There are a number of avenues you can take to keep costs down.
Firstly, Bytes’ Quantum 365 service offers unrivalled visibility across your entire Microsoft 365 estate. This innovative tool allows you to cut costs, boost security, and organise user data effectively.
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Quantum for Azure
Secondly, our Quantum for Azure Service offers impressive visibility across your public cloud services.
These are just a few things you can get visibility of with Quantum for Azure:
Building a business case:
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For more information around Azure Cost Optimisation, check out our new guide.
Modern organisations face an increasingly complex IT landscape, with remote and hybrid working having accelerated the need to adopt cloud services to remain competitive. We’ll help you to overcome these challenges of cloud adoption with technical support, consulting, and optimisation services via our Cloud Essentials Service.
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Do More with Less
Finally, a crucial step to take when optimising consumption is through vendor consolidation.
With Microsoft 365, you can do more with less. Which means you can simplify licensing, management and identify cost savings.
Bytes can offer your business a FREE Do More with Less Workshop. Where you’ll discover how to eliminate redundant solutions, steps to implement a Zero Trust methodology, the process for simplified endpoint management, how to enhance productivity & collaboration, as well as how to take control of cloud spend and IT budget.
To find out more, sign-up for a Do More with Less Workshop today.
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The Bytes Team,
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