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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. Add tax and credits to the daily billing export.

    Tax and credits are significant components of the overall cost for using Azure services. Without these two components, we are having a hard time tying out our invoices with the daily export data.

    7 votes

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  2. Spending limit for subscription and for Dev/Test Lab

    Having spending limits both on subscription level and on Dev/Test Lab level. Possible to configure values in parallel:
    - maximum daily spending
    - maximum monthly spending
    - maximum overall spending

    Business reason:
    Dev/Test Lab is created for sandbox or for smaller project environments. Separated subscription is created for bigger projects temporarily. These environments got unlimited credit today, only possible to control cost indirectly (to limit number of VMs or VmSizes) or proactively (budget alert). It is typically good for planned actions but there is a risk that cost dramatically overrun as of unplanned activities, e.g. via high outbound network traffic.…

    7 votes

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  3. 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 ?

    7 votes

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  4. Cloudyn integration with GCP

    It would be nice if Cloudyn was once again able to integrate with Google Cloud and pull in GCP Information. The marketing on Cloudyn's website is very misleading as it suggests that GCP is supported though it's only supported for pre-existing GCP configurations.

    7 votes

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  5. Tagging untagged resources

    Help me track down and tag resources which haven't been tagged yet.

    7 votes

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  6. Azure Cost Management by Cloudyn in Azure OPEN Subscription

    Allow Azure OPEN customers to manage their cloud spend with transparency and accuracy via Cost Management, (aka Cloudyn).

    7 votes

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  7. billing cost analysis for all ARM resources

    The billing cost analysis area should include all ARM resources. Currently resource usage for ServiceBus, IOT is grouped under "other classic resources" and greyed out which is misleading. The name of the resource is also just a GUID which means it is difficult to determine what the resource is. There should be clearer names and labelling.

    7 votes

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  8. Improvements to Azure pricing calculator

    Pricing spreadsheets are now deprecated, the new calculator is in "preview" but isn't really usable, especially for large models. I'm using the channel version https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/calculator/channel/

    Some suggestions:
    - allow use of "work" email addresses
    - if there are hard limits on items then make it simple to add multiples (e.g. if disk is only available up to max of 5000Gb then allow choosing a number of identical disks)
    - allow sharing of estimates with others OR allow import of exported estimates. Large deals will always have multiple people working collaboratively, the calculator simply does not allow this and suggesting exporting…

    7 votes

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  9. provide an drill-down of cost for individual categories | machines

    Currently the billing information and the usage statistics are sub-divided in CPU, network, disk, etc.

    Please provide the ability to drill down into these categories to
    identify cost for each machine (per category).
    Billing statistics are still very basic and unfortunately the lack of tools to get a quick overview of resource consumption results in higher TCO for your customers.

    Regards,
    Bernhard

    7 votes

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  10. Choose columns to export

    It would be great to be able to select the columns to be exported from Cost Management. For example, to have the resource name and a tag (or all tags) available in one report.

    6 votes

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  11. Enable Azure Policy to audit budget settings on resource groups

    I would like to create Azure policies to audit or enforce that resource groups have a budget defined and email notifications configured.

    6 votes

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  12. Reserved Instance Purchases Skew Cost Forecasting

    The Azure consumption cost forecasting is VERY useful tool for budgeting and cost monitoring but the algorithms need to be tuned so that RI purchases do not skew the calculations.

    6 votes

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  13. Cost analysis should allow user to customer the invoice format and email to the user on a monthly basis

    currently, the azure cost analysis portal does allow user to format the invoice to be more meaningful. However, this process has to be repeated each month. Can Microsoft allow user to save the format and email the desire invoice report to the user on schedule instead?

    6 votes

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  14. We are a CSP - need to apply a markup to all resource costs for display to clients

    We have customers who want the ability to track their usage in real-time and we can configure users and restrict access to their subscriptions but we'd rather not show our CSP costs. So instead of a 1-off custom charge it would be great if a markup percentage could be applied across all their views.

    6 votes

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  15. View costs across multiple scopes at once

    Add functionality to browse the cost based on multiple subscriptions

    6 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Please view costs across subscriptions by organizing subscriptions into management groups. There are no plans to introduce multi-select scopes outside of management groups today, but we’ll keep this feedback open to track the request. To help prioritize, please add specifics about how management groups are not addressing your needs in this area.

  16. Usage analysis

    Similar to cost analysis, add the ability to build a report on usage, like VM hours or network I/O.

    6 votes

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  17. Need real-time reporting

    We need at least near-real-time cost reporting.

    6 votes

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  18. For an invoice period, need a way for daily consumption to match the invoice consumption.

    We need a way to calc and/or run reports for an invoice period where the invoice consumption and the daily usage consumption match, ideally by tags.

    Through out portal.azure.com and Cloudyn, invoice consumption does not tie to the usage/resource consumption for the same periods. Even on reports that include both invoice consumption and daily usage consumption.

    Example: account.azuer.com/subscriptions/statement... "Download usage details". This csv report has 2 sections: the upper which ties to the invoice and the lower which ties to usage and resource reports. But the upper section does not tie to the lower section.

    I am comparing:
    1) the…

    6 votes

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    Support for querying based on invoice (billing period) will come as part of the support for pay-as-you-go and dev/test subscriptions. Currently, Enterprise Agreement (EA) billing periods are bound to the calendar.

    Not being able to reconcile usage/charges is not a design goal, but an unfortunate design limitation. We’ll improve this as we add support to native Cost Management. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  19. ITFM for disconnected Azure Stack

    Cloudyn for disconnected azure stack implementation

    6 votes

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  20. Allow Cost Management Exports to Storage Account with Firewall enabled

    Currently, we cannot configure Cost Exports to send to a Storage Account with the Firewall turned on. This causes an issue from a Data Security perspective, as we wish to secure this data down to only permitted services to access. I would like MS to consider allowing an Export to be sent to a Storage Account with the Firewall enabled.

    5 votes

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