Real Time Cost Management consumption reporting
put in place a requirement for all Azure resources and resource providers that they must send updated usage data to ACM at minimum every 30 minutes (or less). This will enable better tracking and enforcement of subscription budget management across large number of subscriptions. Current refresh cycle of ~8hrs in ACM results in potential to lose control of project budgets for many small R&D initiatives. Once Azure has the fine grain reporting frequency across the board (all services), it would be beneficial to expose a user configurable setting in the Azure portal ACM panel, so that we can adjust to what makes sense for us e.g. Cost Management Reporting - Usage data will be updated every 30 minutes (where the value is in a drop down ranging from 30 minutes to 8 hours). NOTE: posted on behalf of EA client.
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Jason Jensen commented
This is badly needed. We want to encourage experimentation in Azure by allowing scientists and researchers to play in a "trial" subscription that we provide to them. We would restrict the spend in that subscription to a certain dollar amount and then delete all resources in the subscription and return it to a pool of available subscriptions when the limit is reached. With a 30 minute update frequency on costs and budget alerts we could make this happen. With an 8 hour update frequency, users could easily go over their allocated budget before the budget alerts could trigger and clean out the subscription.
Vanja Barac commented
As an end user customer, I strongly suggest this idea. This would enable us have a better cost control over the deployed Azure resources.
Tom Vitez commented
I support this request as it would help me detect and protect against runaway cloud VMs and/or services. Doing so would allow me to stretch a fixed budget further for my Azure cloud users.