Cost Management

Microsoft Azure Cost Management helps you effectively monitor, control, and optimize cloud costs across your organization. Learn more in the Cost Management documentation.

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  1. 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

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  2. For Azure sponsored organizations, Add "resource instance id" as exportable field for .CSV download file.

    For organizations with Azure sponsorships, standard features such as "Cost Management" are disabled.
    Additionally, Cloudyn is not an viable option for Azure sponsored organizations.

    This provides challenges for gaining insights, managing Azure resources and estimating projected costs, etc.

    Although, subscribers can navigate to sponsorhip portal https://www.microsoftazuresponsorships.com/ this has
    limited functionality. It includes a basic dashboard as a simplified report but it lacks ability to query or drill down
    as a read-only report. Thus, you are forced to download a .csv file and manipulate externally in Excel or
    via database programming. One specific issue is there is a unique identifier for…

    12 votes
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    We will add support for sponsored subscriptions. Please vote this up to let us know how important it is for you.

    Please separate other asks into new suggestions so we can track them individually. We’ll use this suggestion for tracking sponsored support. Thanks!

  3. A report that suggests times when a server is not being utilized and could be shut down

    A report that suggests times when a server is not being utilized and could be shut down

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  4. Provide same cost analysis functionality to Azure sponsored subscriptions as regular subs

    Just started using our sponsored azure subscription to make use of our usage allowance (from Gold Cloud Platform Partner competency).

    The usage data and web UI is VERY PRIMITIVE.
    For a sponsored subscription, the standard cost analysis tools are unavailable.

    This is obviously a huge pain, and very tough to forecast and plan resource usage and costs.

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  5. Cost optimizations

    We are primarily focussed on Azure Paas services. Currently Azure advisor recommendations only points us to iaas recommendations such as downsizing VMs. Does Azure got features to report these optimizations for Paas resources ? Such as optimizing CosmosDb based on RU usage or Downgrading the pricing-tiers for various services based on usage , or downsizing the capacities for Datawarehouse instances ?

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  6. To add App Services to Cloudyn or Azure Cost Management.

    That would be good to have App Services added to Cloudyn or Azure Cost Management.
    For example, with VMs we can have reports about how much of the reasources are been consumed and based on that, cloudyn suggests us to either add more resources or remove resources to save money.
    I couldn't find such a thing for App Services.

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  7. Filter by TAG in Cost-Effective Sizing Recommendations

    The Cost-Effective Sizing Recommendations page doesn't allow filters by TAG, for test environments that live in AWS there can be multiple test deployments in the same account. If you cannot filter by tag then you cannot see the recommendations for a specific environment.

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  8. Simplify UI to clearly suggest either we're going to use our credits, or pay money, while creating new services

    Simplify UI to clearly suggest either we're going to use our credits, or pay money, while creating new services

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