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Introducing Microsoft Azure Enterprise Agreement (EA) Support in Turbonomic 6.4

Posted by Jacob Ben-David on Sep 12, 2019 7:30:00 AM

The growth of enterprise agreements is a testament to the commitments and investments that organizations are making in the cloud. Many organizations with Microsoft Enterprise Agreements (EA) are adding Azure to their EA to enjoy the benefits it offers, such as:

  1. Minimizing Azure upfront costs by locking in pricing with consumption pre-commitment
  2. Using Azure EA Portal to manage Azure Subscriptions easily and organize them under a single billing account

We are happy to share that Turbonomic now discovers Enterprise Agreement (EA) subscriptions and leverages negotiated EA rates. The Azure EA integration expands Turbonomic's existing support for Azure Pay-As-You-Go and Azure Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) pricing.

Adding Azure EA to Turbonomic allows it to access and use the custom rates you’ve negotiated with Microsoft. Access to the EA rate cards will enable Turbonomic to display the impact of actions on Azure accurately.  For example, in the action below, all the rates and saving estimates are based on the negotiated EA rates:

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Furthermore, Azure EA will provide Turbonomic with full visibility into the organizational structure of the EA account and the related Azure subscriptions. The subscription visibility will allow users to determine which subscriptions are missing from Turbonomic for full account coverage.

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The requirement to add all the Azure EA subscriptions under an account is critical in the context of managing Azure Reserved VM instances (RIs). To effectively manage RIs, Turbonomic requires to gain visibility to all subscriptions to understand the usage of RIs.

Adding Azure EA target to Turbonomic is simple and straightforward. Only 2 two values from the Azure EA portal are needed: Enrollment Number and API Key.

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Turbonomic will display the identified subscription once an Azure EA target is discovered. Discovered subscription can be easily identities by their dark color while missing subscriptions will remain gray until added.

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In our continuous efforts to enhance user experience on our platform, we’ve also added the ability to automatically discover multiple Azure subscriptions using a single Azure Service Principal. This functionally is designed to allow large scale organizations with hundreds of Azure subscriptions to easily add them with minimal effort. For more information on adding Azure Targets with Azure Service Principal, please review Turbonomic documentation or visit Turbonomic's Green Circle community site.

 

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