Azure Reservations

  1. Make Reserved Instances available to PAYG subscribers in all regions

    Please expand the reserved instance offering to all regions. Currently, the FAQ states: "The reserved instance for Pay as you go subscription is not available for Brazil, India, China, Taiwan, Russia, Korea, Argentina, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Turkey."

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  2. Create the ability to give permissions to all subscription reservations to a single principle.

    We would like to have the ability to give permissions to all Reservations within a single EA to a single principle. This would include Enterprise Applications, Users and Groups.

    From what we can tell, when Azure created the Reservation capabilities in their platform, they introduced a new abstract layer of authorization strictly around the Reservations themselves. When reservations are created the only people allowed to view them are the Owner of the subscription that the Reservations were created within, and the user that actual purchased the reservation.

    The primary limitation to this method is that there is no a way…

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  3. Reserved Instance for HDInsight

    HDInsight machines are commonly used for long periods, it would be really great if we could apply reserved instances to these VMs.

    It is more cost effective to spin a HDP cluster through the Azure marketplace (with reserved instances) and have an external company administrate this than use HDInsight. Which seems to defeat the objective.

    Look forward to hearing back from you.

    Kind regards

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  4. Reserved instances for charity sponsorship

    It would be great if charities with sponsorship could use those credits to buy reserved instances.

    I get why reserving more than 1 year is problematic and that as a non paying consumer getting services cheaper means more for free, but you are very generous with the credit amount anyway, allowing charities to use those credits smarter would have a greater impact and social benefit all round.

    We use our credits to host our websites, service desk and evaluation tools built on a free cPanel license, reserved instances would allow us to load balance that out and use Azure for…

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  5. Link Reserved Instance Purchase to a specific Virtual Machine

    Microsoft's current practice of Pooling Reserved Instances by VM Type has it's merits, since it ensures that a Reserved Instance will be 'used' whenever possible, but Microsoft should also provide for the capability of linking a specific VM to a Reserved Instance.

    We have a situation where we have more VMs of a particular configuration type (e.g. B4ms) than the number of Reserved Instances that we have purchased. The goal of purchasing the Reserved Instances was to exclude the compute costs of specific VMs for the 3-year period and be able to bill-back the hourly compute costs of the remaining…

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  6. Tags for Reservation

    It would great to tag reservations similar to most other existing resources in Azure

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  7. Fetch Azure offer details to implement pricing calculator

    As a Tier 2 CSP Microsoft partner we want to implement Azure pricing calculator on our site to let our resellers calculate offers for their end customers.

    You offer Azure Rate Card which is very basic and limited. It doesn't provide any other options to calculate any resources based on different type, pricing tier, licence type, instance sizes and many other options.

    Some API should be provided to fetch detailed offers, meters and options to them, along with pricing, or there should be option to somehow embed pricing calculator on site with possibility to apply our own pricing.

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  8. Azure Free Test Tier Plan

    Everyone wants a free hosting. Well Amazon provides a free hosting for 1 year.

    Microsoft should too [but as a test server]

    1GB RAM, 10GB SSD but the instance will be working for only 12hrs / day
    User should be able to set his preferred time slot when the site should work. so, technically its not a web hosting but a test bed.

    IF a developer chooses to use a DotNet One Core application he should be getting a full free tier hosting for 24 months :) without time restriction

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  9. Provide hourly consumption data on my Reserved Instances

    At the moment the Azure billing API provides a daily aggregation for RI usage. This is great, I have enough data to calculate the cost if I wanted to.

    What it doesn’t tell me is when the virtual machine was run (time of day).

    Why is that important?
    I want to know how many virtual machines run at the same time (max count per hour).

    Why?
    I want to purchase reserved instances based on the maximum concurrently run in an hour, as opposed to how many ran throughout the day. This information will help me make a more informed decision…

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  10. reserved instance

    Add a column for a Reserved Instance's normalized units. When trying to account for the consumed units related to a reservation ID, the quantities should add up to the total normalized units reserved by that RI. The way it is currently set up can make the consumed quantities appear to be larger than the reserved quantities because the factoring/scaling is different between multiple instances sizes in the same family.

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  11. Please make Reserved Instances available for Taiwan Pay-as-you-go Customer

    Currently, the reserved instance for Pay as you go subscription is not available for Brazil, India, China, Taiwan, Russia, Korea, Argentina, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Turkey.

    However, customers from above regions are expecting to have RI benefit.

    Please make Reserved Instances available for Taiwan/Hong Kong/China Pay-as-you-go Customers.

    Thank you!

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  12. Reword the Microsoft Azure - Pricing Details.

    Here is your pricing example:
    Example: If you have 1.2 TB of data in one instance, then the cost would be $30 plus storage consumed. You would be charged $10 for two 500 GB increments and $10 for the remaining 200 GB data.
    So in the example I'll pay $10 for two 500 GB, and $10 for the remaining 200 GB data.
    This adds up to $20.
    Were the pricing above it reads:
    Instance > 500 GB $10 for each 500 GB increment + storage consumed.
    Substitute the word 'each' for the word 'two' and your math will work.

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  13. Provide more details in operation logs for "The server encountered an internal error. Please retry the request."

    We have seen many instances when we get error message saying: "The server encountered an internal error. Please retry the request."

    But even after several back to back retries we get same error.

    After talking with azure support and investigating other operations in logs, issue seems to be pending operations running on the azure cloud service. As pending operations are taking more than expected time to finish, new operation is giving error.

    But the error message does not provide any help.We should add some more error details to error message.

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  14. "App Service Plan" under reservations

    what is plan on "App Service Plan" reservation.
    This will save lot of amount for enterprise customers.

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  15. Allow Reservations for Sponsorship Subscription

    Currently this is not possible. While it's great that Microsoft offers an $3,500. credit toward Azure services for qualified Non-Profits it gets eaten up quickly for VMs that are setup permanently on Azure. Microsoft should allow VM Reservations for Sponsorship Subscriptions which will allow their credit donation to go furthe

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  16. RI Recomendations

    As of now, Recommendations are not available based on the instance size flexibility, can we have this feature enabled?

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    Thanks for the valid suggestion. Your feedback is now open for the user community to upvote which allows us to effectively prioritize your request against our existing feature list and also gives us insight into the potential impact of implementing the suggested feature

  17. ability to convert from Pay-As-You-Go to RI

    All users know upfront that RI is good savings over Pay-As-You-Go.

    But as a user when we purchase an instance most of the time we are not sure whether the instance we purchase meets our needs, so the user purchase the Pay-As-You-Go to evaluate.

    Eventually if they are satisified they would like to make a long term committment, thats when they will think about upgrading to RI.

    But in Azure there is no availability of upgrade path.

    It will be great if Azure could provide this option.

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  18. Support reserved instances in Argentina

    Reserved Instance for Pay-As-You-Go is not available in Argentina.

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  19. Payment Option in Reservation

    if we have payment option on Reservation like in AWS, it will be good for large instance payment. for example- i have H-Series instance and wanted reserved it for 3 year which will cost approx USD $12K. which is huge amount. if we have option to pay in monthly base that would be good.
    you can make different charges for every options. eg. for H8 effective price PAYG = US$1.62/hours than,

    No upfront: US $1.60/hours
    Partial Upfront" 50% as partial payment and 50% in hours base (US$ 1.00/hours)
    All upfront: Full payment in Advance US$0.60/hours

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  20. Launch More Like This

    In AWS it is possible to click on almost any resource and select Launch More Like This.

    This starts a wizard that creates another object / instance with similar configuration (E.G a VM of the same specification) as the object you are starting the wizard from.

    https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/launch-more-like-this.html

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