Ensure that your Microsoft Azure virtual machines (VMs) are using Standard SSD disk volumes instead of Premium SSD volumes for cost-effective storage that fits a broad range of workloads from web servers to enterprise applications that need consistent performance at lower IOPS levels. Unless you are running mission-critical applications or performance sensitive workloads that need more than 6000 IOPS or 750 MiB/s of throughput per VM disk volume, Cloud Conformity recommends converting your Premium SSD volumes to Standard SSD in order to lower the cost of your Azure monthly bill.
This rule resolution is part of the Conformity Security & Compliance tool for Azure.
Replacing Premium SSD disk volumes with Standard SSD volumes for your Microsoft Azure virtual machines represents an efficient strategy for cutting down VM storage costs while maintaining a good I/O performance.
To determine if your Azure virtual machines are using Premium SSD disk volumes, perform the following actions:
Remediation / Resolution
To change the storage type configured for your Azure virtual machine disk volumes from Premium SSD to cost-effective Standard SSD, perform the following actions:
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