Spending Limit or Maximum Cost CAP for Azure
As a customer, I really care about Spending Limit or Spending CAP feature of Azure.
How does Azure prevent some evil attack to my Azure sites causing charge a large billing of Credit Card?
For example, it should automatically shut off or temporary disable my site when a certain dollar amount has been reached.
Is this feature in the RoadMap of Azure?
Or is there anyway to control my maximum Spending Limit of Azure?
We have been considering all of the risks and investigating the steps required to ensure we implement this feature with high positive impact and low to no negative impact.
After this investigation we have decided we will enable Pay-As-You-Go customers the option to configure a spending limit on a Pay-As-You-Go subscription, with appropriate safeguards and measures to prevent both service abuse and production service failure.
We have not yet finished determining the details of what this feature will look like, nor do we have a timeline for release, but we have heard your voices and have added this feature to our backlog.
Thanks for your continued feedback,
-Adam (Azure Billing Team)
Adrian Fiechter commented
Is there any hope that this feature will be made available?
I just signed up for an Azure trial today and was a bit crushed that this feature exists, but can not be applied to a pay-as-you-go type of account. This limitation of financial liability is a key driver of my choice of cloud providers. DDoS attacks could end up costing me tens of thousands of dollars in a very short time period.
Please consider making this a priority.
Billing alerts is a preview feature that you can enable. I would like to see Spending Limits be enabled for Pay-As-You-Go accounts.
Jernej Jerin commented
Just came from AWS in hopes that this feature is implemented at Azure only to find out that it is also in plan just like at AWS. Now I have found posts on the web about that cloud providers do not want to forcefully stop the infrastructure of its user, if the billing goes over the limit. But as a customer I tell you that for my personal uses I would not mind losing data if this prevents me from losing $1000.
This is a very important thing for me while evaluating Azure for personal use. I don't want my bills to go astronomically high and get a huge bill and go bankrupt.
Glad to see what a priority this is.
"More than a year later and you are "looking into this"? I was about to start product development on Azure, but it is a non-starter without this key and basic feature. Will look at Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform instead."
+1 this is condicio sine qua non to start deploying on Azure.
Reiterating, all your competitor offer this basic feature.
More than a year later and you are "looking into this"? I was about to start product development on Azure, but it is a non-starter without this key and basic feature. Will look at Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform instead.
Teemu Hietala commented
Makes absolutely no sense that this isn't implemented. Give us an opportunity (on Enterprise Azure) to put spending limits on subscriptions and possibility to change them if there's really need for it.
I would like to have limits that I will change myself
I send greatings
Still not implemented? This is insane. Without a spending limit feature Azure is a non-starter for small businesses. I remember asking about this feature at MIX 10. The entire room was demanding the feature. The speaker said it was "coming soon". That was 4 years ago!
What is the status of this? Where are many who wants a spending limit on pay-as-you-go accounts
Corey Vantilborg commented
Allow users to set custom spending limits.
There are occasions (such as training) when the basic subscriptions limits are too low, but an open account is too much. In those cases a custom limit would be the answer.
Riaan de Wet commented
If I could vote more on this feature I would. I fully agree. A Spending Limit or Spending CAP should be across ALL packages.
The new (although currently a preview) Billing Notification feature is a step in the right direction, which can be used in conjunction with the Spending Limit / Spending CAP. I'd rather stand the risk of my site being down due to reaching my spending limit, than me maxing my credit card.
The Billing Notification can then be used to notify me when I'm approaching my spending limit in order for me to make the decision on whether to either increase or remove my spending limit or wait for the next billing cycle.
I reiterate: Spending Limit / Spending Cap should be a MUST on all packages.
Brian Passante commented
Pricing and billing controls are very important: Further expansion of this feature would allow alerts of certain billing thresholds when reached, and the absolute right to stop delivery of services if ceiling or threshold (set by user or administrator) reached. Such controls are often found on VOIP service portals as a last line of defense to control fraud. Finally, an alert when a certain level is reached that would permit user to increase a fixed cap or ceiling in a given month as an alternative to stopping web hosting or database services or Virtual Servers.
Matt Schuessler commented
Initially I just started with my MSDN with Visual Studio free $100 monthly credit. When my company decided to spend additional funds, we lost the ability to set a monthly spending limit. PLEASE PLEASE bring this back so that if i forget to de-allocate our Virtual machines when I go on vacation, i don't loose my job for costing the company a great deal of money. PLEASE IMPLEMENT SPENDING LIMITS!