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. 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.

    70 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.

      66 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.

        31 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

          26 votes
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          • Optimizer tab for CSP

            By desing, the Optimizer tab is not available for CSP, but well for EA,

            It will be very usefull for CSP

            detail of the request :https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/azure/en-US/a606491a-3201-481c-97d3-3212a3c54df3/optimizer-tab-for-csp?forum=Cloudyn

            18 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.

              18 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.

                  13 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.

                    8 votes
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                    • forecast

                      Hey guys,
                      Please correct the forecast of subscription cost, currently is it a mathematic desaster.
                      Since few days are very big errors in your calculation.
                      I bought a app service certificate. The cost are $69,99 per year. In the forecast is calculated per day. I got shocked as I saw this value. Almost heart attack I got.

                      7 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

                        7 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/

                          7 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…

                            • ITFM for disconnected Azure Stack

                              Cloudyn for disconnected azure stack implementation

                              6 votes
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                              • 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

                                6 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  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.

                                • 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)

                                  6 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    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.

                                  • 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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                                    • 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.

                                      5 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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                                        • 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.

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