Feeback regarding Firewall Deployment on Azure
The following feedback has been posted by one of your customers regarding Deployments of Firewalls on Azure:
"I did not recieve a cost per day when deploying, and no indication for the monthly cost via the analysis. So i was supprised that the cost in a matter of a few days exceeded 100. It was good that I triggered a cost alert. The dashboard should provide cost of FW up front, and a way to down the FW when the rest of the machines are turned off. I would like to run the VMs only when needed, so I would like to do the same with the rest of the network components including the FW. That is, i would like to be able to turn them off - and the entire network off when not needed. This would permit me to test all feature and not use up the budget. Similarly, it would be nice for a small network customer who will only be using the resources during the day.
I just wanted to point out (feedback):
1) that the firewall has no off control when not in use and
2) that when I created the firewall I did not see the cost per day so that I had any clue how much it was going to cost me per day or per month.
3) it would be nice to have the on/off control and to have a less expensive version of the firewall"
John Calder commented
Same experience. I am an educator who has just lost over NZD 120 (approx USD 80) that I will probably need to pay for personally. OK I should have checked this out in Azure Calculator first but there was no cost warning when I created it. Also all of life experience is that firewalls like this are of lower cost value than servers and other machines so the experience on Azure is anti-intuitive and it needs fair warning.