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How can a Devops Engineer save money using Azure?

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How can a Devops Engineer save money using Azure?

How can a Devops Engineer save money using Azure?
1 - Shutting down Azure VM’s correctly
2 - Using Azure DevTestLabs effectively


1) Just like the annoying person accidentally leaving a light on (guilty), one of the biggest mistakes Devops/Developers can make when using Microsoft Azure is incorrectly closing VM’s (Azure virtual machines) that are no longer needed.

Simply flicking a switch to turn off the VM won’t work but there’s a better way to achieve this:

- Ensure the VM is in a Stopped (Deallocated) state
- Use the Azure Management Portal to find the Virtual Machine blade for the VM you want to stop and click Shutdown

2) Azure DevTest Labs allows you to create servers you’ll need at specific times during the day or create a schedule (say after 5:30 or at a weekend) in case your Dev team leave them on accidentally.

Plus, Azure DevTest Labs is a free-to-use tool. You only pay for the VM’s it’s on.