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    Azure Advisor

    Your free, personalized guide to Azure best practices

    Get the most out of Azure

    Quickly and easily optimize your Azure deployments. Azure Advisor analyzes your configurations and usage telemetry and offers personalized, actionable recommendations to help you optimize your Azure resources for high availability, security, performance, and cost.

    Best practices to optimize your Azure workloads

    Simple, step-by-step guidance and quick links

    One place to review and act on recommendations from across Azure

    Alerts to notify you about new recommendations

    Optimize your deployments with personalized recommendations

    Advisor provides relevant best practices to help you improve availability, security, and performance, and reduce costs. Configure Advisor to target specific subscriptions and resource groups, to focus on critical optimizations. Access Advisor through the Azure portal, the Azure Command Line Interface (CLI), or the Advisor API. Or configure alerts to notify you automatically about new recommendations.

    Learn how to get started

    Quickly and easily take action

    Advisor is designed to help you save you time on cloud optimization. The recommendation service includes suggested actions you can take right away, postpone, or dismiss. Recommendations are prioritized according to our best estimate of significance to your environment, and you can share them with your team or stakeholders.

    See and act on your Azure Advisor recommendations now

    Find all your optimization recommendations in one place

    Azure offers many services that provide recommendations, including Azure Security Center, Azure Cost Management, Azure SQL DB Advisor, Azure App Service, and others. Advisor pulls in recommendations from all these services so you can more easily review them and take action from a single place.

    Explore cost optimization and other recommendation categories

    About Azure security

  • Microsoft invests over USD 1 billion annually on cyber security research and development.
  • We employ more than 3,500 security experts who are completely focused on securing your data and privacy.
  • Azure has more certifications than any other cloud provider. View the comprehensive list.
  • Azure Advisor is free

    Azure Advisor is available at no additional cost. However, note that some recommendations can incur costs upon remediation. For example, enabling virtual machine backup can incur charges for the backups. Advisor aims to help you find cloud cost efficiencies while following Azure best practices.

    Get started in three steps

    If you don’t already have an Azure free account, create one now.
    Access Azure Advisor through the Azure portal.
    Learn more with documentation and tutorials.

    Documentation and learning resources


    Learn how to get started with Advisor. Explore the four cloud advisor optimization categories: high availability, security, performance, and cost. Find out how to use Advisor programmatically through the Advisor REST API, command line (CLI), and PowerShell.


    Watch our demo from Microsoft Ignite, covering how to optimize your Azure resources using Advisor.

    Questions and feedback

    Help us build the best cloud optimization experience for you.

  • Advisor is available in all Azure regions.
  • As a free service, Azure Advisor has no SLA.
  • Sign in to the Azure portal and select Advisor from the navigation menu or from the All services menu. You can also access the service through the Advisor REST API, command line (CLI), and PowerShell.
  • You can access Azure Advisor recommendations as an owner, contributor, or reader of a subscription.
  • You can configure Advisor to display recommendations for specific subscriptions or resource groups and tune some recommendations. Learn more.
  • Advisor for Azure Government offers slightly different recommendations. Learn more.
  • Optimize your workloads with Azure Advisor

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