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.

    79 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.

      36 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Cost Management capabilities are being built natively into Azure. You can see this today with cost analysis, budgets, and cost recommendations for Enterprise Agreement (EA) subscriptions. Let us know if there are any specific areas you’d like us to focus on.

      • Add a cost column to each of the resource lists

        Add a cost column to each of the resource lists

        30 votes
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        • Enable Cost Management Blade for CSP Partners & Customers

          118030717768771

          Opening on behalf of customer. IT would be great to enable the Cost Management Blade in portal.azure.com for CSP. This would not only give customers the ability to better monitor their spendin by resource/resource group but also allow partners to do so as well.

          The usage file and invoice do not show information based on resource or resource group which poses challenges in understand how much a service actually costs.

          I am opening this feedback up as part of SR #118030717768771 on behalf of the customer

          29 votes
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          • Search by Resource Guid

            I usually open Subscription > Costs by service blade in order to check cost consumption. Currently, the blade only shows its product name such as "Compute Hours - AP East" and resource guid. With these, I cannot find which resource is.

            It would be good to be able to "search by resource guid" in search bar.

            19 votes
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            • Show VM Name on Cost Effective Sizing Report

              On the "Cost Effective Sizing Recommendations" report I need to see the name of the VM and not just the type and Subscription

              17 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.

                13 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  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.

                • 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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                  • Show Forecasted Billing

                    I would like to see what the projected cost of my current configuration would be. In addition to the forecasted current month, it would be good to see the average monthly forecast as well as average daily forecast.

                    It would be really nice to see these same forecasts broken out by service.

                    12 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Cost analysis  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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

                      9 votes
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                      • 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/

                        9 votes
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                        • Tag details for all Azure Resources

                          Today in Azure billing we can see tag details of compute, storage and network only. Can you extend this to all Azure Resources.

                          8 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Cost analysis  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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

                            7 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Cloudyn  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              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.

                            • 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"

                              7 votes
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                                3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                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…

                              • ITFM for disconnected Azure Stack

                                Cloudyn for disconnected azure stack implementation

                                6 votes
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                                • Show cost-based recommendations in Azure Advisor

                                  All recommendations provided by Azure Cost Management should also be available in Azure Advisor

                                  5 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.

                                    5 votes
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                                    • Group projected costs by tag

                                      Currently you can Group projected Costs only by Service and by Account Name. We Need to Group it by a specific tag (in this Case Costcentre).

                                      4 votes
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                                      • 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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                                        • 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.

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