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. Breakdown of cost per server

    We really need a breakdown of costs per server, for several reasons:
    1. Tracking the costs of servers that get hammered with logon failures, or other events.
    2. Knowing how much a server is uploading, and if necessary removing them from OMS due to cost vs usefulness of having that data.
    3. Being able to oncharge departments in our organisation, or at least make them aware of costs.
    4. Helping to determine if we need to allocate engineer resource to certain servers to investigate large logs files to reduce cost of OMS.
    5. Help with budgeting.

    We cant take the…

    28 votes
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    • 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.

      22 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.

        21 votes
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        • Usage Caps for Paid tiers

          We can't possibly buy this - though I REALLY want to - unless there are defined limits for daily upload on all paid tiers of MSOMS. Ideally, I would like to define those limits so I can adjust our maximum potential cost as budget allows. For example - if we came under attack and suddenly had a lot more security events - we could easily be hit with an unanticipated cost spike far beyond our usual consumption.

          19 votes
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          • cost of ownership info/tool

            Hello,

            Can you provide us with a "Cost of Ownership" button on the VM properties form or a column in the VM list that has the current COO for the month. This will help us when deciding which resources we need to focus on concerning costs.

            13 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.

              11 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.

              • Show which resources are incurring cost

                On the resources blade can you include a column demonstrating which resource group is incurring cost (like a total rate per hour). would be nice to be able to drill down to what resource in the resource group is causing this. This could also be done with a form of reporting, the difference being I am interested in the now not the accumulated past.

                11 votes
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                • Improve the visibility of the cost associated with the 'App Service Environment'

                  Improve the visibility of the cost associated with the 'App service environment' (ASE). Both at create time and on the the main "App Service Environment' blade once created.

                  At create time: If the minimum details are entered on the Create ASE blade, the only informational warning displayed to users, concerns the min 2 hour create duration. It should also warn that this is also about to create 'Premium' tier resources such as the Front End and Worker resources.

                  Once created: It's not until you start drilling down into the ASE settings that the pricing tier information becomes available for the…

                  8 votes
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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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                    • 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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                      • 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…

                        • 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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                          • 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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                            • 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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                              • 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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                                • 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.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Break down the billing charge per feature, so we can estimate the cost to charge our customer.

                                    I need to be able to know what got charged and detailed fee breakdown how much PER FEATURE per server since we are hosting our web app on Azure, we need to know in advanced how much each server would cost since each customer is different.

                                    3 votes
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                                      We’ll work on giving you the most granular view of costs possible based on how each service tracks usage and charges. If you need to go lower than that, we recommend submitting feedback to those specific teams to offer more fine-grained billing meters. Let us know if there’s anything else we can do!

                                    • 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.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • See what the actual cost of my services would be WITHOUT my MSDN subscription

                                        Show what the actual real-world costs would be when I make my application live and it no longer qualifies for MSDN discounts I can predict my budget - i.e How much I need to go live.

                                        a "Based on your current daily spend of xx.xx - making this subscription live would cost ***.xx per day"

                                        Another 'nice to have' may be "based on your previous 30 day usage - We recommend you upgrade zzzz service to xxxxx i.e S1 DB to a S2

                                        3 votes
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                                          Great idea! This sounds like the cloud comparison capability in Azure Cost Management today. In this case, you would be able to compare the workload across subscription offer types. Does that sound right? Let us know and we’ll consider it as it gets voted up.

                                        • More Granular Cost and Usage on Dashboard

                                          Would like to know what the hourly spend is over multiple weeks for gauging, right on the Azure dashboard.

                                          3 votes
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                                            Let us know what you’re trying to accomplish and what scope you need to see hourly spend for. One resource? Resource group? Subscription? Multiple subscriptions? A tag? The entire org? This will help us understand how to deliver this for you.

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