Allow disabling/stopping of API Management during evaluation to preserve subscription credits
I am evaluating API Management using Visual Studio Subscription credits. The credits are depleted even when I am not testing API Management and are likely to be exhausted before I have completed evaluation. This is both frustrating and prevents me from completing my evaluation. Other API Management providers such as apigee provide a superior evaluation experience.
This issue has already been raised before and the answer is not satisfactory
Please see http://aka.ms/apimconsumptionblog for the announcement of the Consumption tier.
I will quicky add services like SQL Database, or even Web Sites or Mobile Services.
Even if this means unprovisionning / reprovisionning behind (with longer duration), we should still have:
- all the configuration stored
- all the public adresses (like subdomains) still reserved (even if that will cost "a bit")
Sam Vanhoutte commented
Every service that costs money because of compute resources should be stoppable / suspendable by default. This should be a minimum release criteria for every Azure service.
For example: Azure API Management and BizTalk Services instances. While there are relatively cheap dev-instances, they still consume a lot of resource, even when not using them. Allowing them to be stopped and deallocated would save a lot of costs for developers.