Cost Management

Microsoft Azure Cost Management by Cloudyn helps organizations effectively monitor, manage, and optimize cloud spend across Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Learn more in the Cost Management documentation.

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  1. Azure spending limit pr. Resource Group instead of pr. subscription.

    I see a great potential for Azure if it was possible to control spending limit pr. ressource group.

    In companies with many departments/developers or students at universities have need for develop environments in Azure. My aim is to reduce the risk of letting someone spin up 1000 VMs etc. and leaving them running for months before someone finds out.
    Introducing spending limits / isolating cost for a resource group to each department/developer would be great.
    Each developer could then be given control to his/hers own resource group.

    43 votes
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    • Provide reasonable billing reports showing usage by tag or by resource group

      Indicating we can aggregate billing costs by tag and by resource group is marketing vaporware when what you provide is a huge csv file we have to write reports against.

      You need to actually provide a reasonable billing report, showing aggregated costs by resource group and by tag for this to be an actual feature.

      Similarly, the portal should provide this information in real time.

      Your billing real time (portal) and paper statements are woefully inadequate.

      37 votes
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      • Add a cost column to each of the resource lists

        Add a cost column to each of the resource lists

        22 votes
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        • Move all Azure Cost Management (Cloudyn) functionality into the Azure portal

          Move all cost management features into the Azure portal so we don't need to go to a separate portal to manage costs and view cost analysis reports. Right now, it's split across 4 different portals.

          14 votes
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          • Add costs widget to any resource overview blade

            It would be great to have a costs widget on every resource overview blade. It should say you how much money you have burned and predict the cost for the whole period and how much it costs last month.

            12 votes
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              We can definitely do this. What would you like to see specifically? Running cost this billing period? Last billed amount? Should costs be rolled up for dependent resources or only the current one? We’d love to get specifics here.

            • EA subscription cost views not working

              We're having trouble giving our team access to view EA subscription cost view in Azure portal. We gave our users Owner and Billing Reader roles, but they're all getting an error "Your enrollment has cost views disabled. Contact your enrollment administrator"

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                Hi everyone,
                For EA Cost views, there could be a couple settings that would cause the “Your enrollment has cost views disabled” message to come up.

                If you are not seeing costs, it might be due to one of the following reasons:

                -You are an Account Owner and your Enrollment Administrator has disabled the “AO view charges” setting within the Enterprise Portal. Contact your Enrollment Administrator to get access to costs by having them enable the setting. -You are a Department Administrator and your Enrollment Administrator has disabled the “DA view charges” setting. Contact your Enrollment Administrator to gain access. -You purchased Azure through a channel partner, and the partner has not released pricing information. The Partner would need to enable cost views before the Enrollment Administrator can enable the cost views.

                Note: When settings related to cost access are updated within the Enterprise portal, there is a delay of…

              • Azure Cost Management by Cloudyn in Azure Government

                Allow Azure Government customers to manage their cloud spend with transparency and accuracy via Cost Management, (aka Cloudyn).

                https://azure.microsoft.com/services/cost-management/

                6 votes
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                • Azure Billing Breakdown

                  Need a way to breakdown the detailed costs for various resources from a "VM perspective", as opposed to a cloud service or instance perspective. Simple example, have a deallocated VM, no compute costs, but need to isolate minor storage cost.

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                  • the burn rate chart could show an estimated projection.

                    in the old portal we had a simple estimate for what costs we would have at the end of the billing cycle. the new portal could present this in the graph or in text form too.

                    6 votes
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                    • Cost reporting for EA subscription too limited

                      The new cost analysis item in the subscription blade is already limited:

                      This feature is currently in preview. Your subscription has too many resources, and not all results are displayed below.

                      5 votes
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                      • remove the current 12 hour time delay when the portal reports the costs incurred for a subscription

                        At present, there is a apparently (and by design) a 12 hour delay in the cost displayed in the portal for a particular subscription. I found this very confusing recently when trying to compare the relative costs of different configurations (of virtual machines v alternatives)

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                          We’re working with teams to reduce data latency. There are a lot of moving pieces in this and you’ll see small improvements over time. Let us know if there are any particular services that are more egregious than another and we’ll focus our efforts on those.

                        • Enable calculation in local currency than $ value

                          Hello,

                          We are CSP and generated custom reports with markup . Now it is showing cost in $ (USD) . Infact we need to give billing to customers in Indian Rupees. I dont see any option to change currency value.
                          please help

                          4 votes
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                            We only support the billing currency for Azure enrollments today. We’ll add support for CSP subscriptions. We’re also looking into allowing customization at any level (entity) as well as giving individuals the ability to quickly switch to other currencies. We’d love to get feedback on this. Let us know how flexible you need it to be.

                          • Improve the mobile experience for Azure cost management (Cloudyn)

                            Improve the mobile experience for Azure cost management (Cloudyn)

                            The mobile experience on iPhone Safari is pretty horrendous at the moment. It would be great to have a native app or at least make the design responsive.

                            4 votes
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                            • Azure Marketplace charges

                              I'm not sure there is anything you can do about the poor information you get from the Microsoft billing API but it would be great to see Azure Marketplace charges on any reports

                              4 votes
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                              • Restricted Access to CSP multiple tenants

                                Under Azure CSP, allow an option to give restricted read only access to CSP Tenants so that they can login with their own AD account and view their current spend etc.

                                4 votes
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                                • BUG: After Enterprise Agreement we no longer can see Resource Cost via the Portal.Azure.com

                                  After signing an Enterprise Agreement we lost the ability to see cost by Resource Group in the Portal. This is a critical feature in DevOps where each Resource Group mini-team is held accountable for the cost of the solution developed.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Provide a real Cost Breakdown for Azure Open Subscriptions

                                    Supply users of Azure Open Licensing with a real cost per Azure object (monetary) per month (compute, storage, etc are available). The usage statements that are produced are insufficient for easily determining what the costs of individual Assets are.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Make prices visible also for Enterprise Agreement Subscriptions

                                      For normal accounts the prices for elements in Azure are conveniently visible when creating the element.
                                      With an enterprise agreement one can only see a message to contact the reseller.
                                      It find it absolutely necessary to display at least the public prices to develop a feeling for the costs of the service that I'm building. To prevent liability an asterisk that different prices may apply should be sufficient. If that is not possible provide the exact prices for the agreement.

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Enable Manual Sync Triggers from within the Cloudyn Portal

                                        We need to have the ability to trigger a manual sync to the Azure Billing API from within the Cloudyn portal instead of being at the mercy of the timing of refreshes.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Current Generation Instance Types / Previous Generation Instances

                                          In AWS current generation instances are cheaper and faster. Provide cost optimization report based on generation of instances for both AWS / Azure.

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