Azure Cost Management
Optimise cloud costs while maximizing cloud potential
Get a full set of cloud cost management capabilities
Take advantage of the tools included in your Azure subscription to get more value out of the cloud and implement financial governance in your organisation.
Always on by default and integrated in the Azure portal
Best-in-class performance, with data latency of eight hours or less
Integration with Azure Advisor to optimize cloud costs by taking advantage of reservations, rightsizing, or removing idle resources
More customization capabilities using Microsoft Power BI connectors and Cost Management APIs
Monitor cloud spend
Track resource usage and manage cloud costs across all your clouds with a single, unified view while accessing rich operational and financial insights to make informed decisions.Learn about cost analysis
Drive organisational accountability
Implement governance policies for effective enterprise cloud cost management and increase accountability with cost allocation and chargebacks.Learn how to create a VM.
Optimise cloud efficiency
Improve the return on your cloud investment by using continuous cost optimisation and industry best practices.Best Practices
Manage your AWS spending
Now in private preview: Manage costs across Azure and AWS from a single location. Get insights based on data from both clouds to simplify your cost management processes.
Unmatched security and compliance to keep your data safe and consistently accessible
Cost Management pricing
Cost Management for Azure is available at no additional cost. Azure Cost Management for AWS is charged at 1% of the total AWS managed spend at general availability and free during public preview.
Documentation and training
Microsoft engineers walk you through the Azure Cost Management features.
Azure migration center
Join the thousands of organisations that have embraced Azure. Get the resources you need to migrate your apps, data, and infrastructure at your own pace, and use free assessment, migration, and cloud cost management tools as you transition your on-premises workloads to Azure VMs. You will pay less with Azure, too: AWS is 5 times more expensive than Azure for Windows Server and SQL Server.
Start using Azure Cost Management today
Over 70 percent of Azure enterprise customers are using Azure Cost Management
Global energy management leader uses Azure Cost Management to monitor cloud costs
"We see value in Azure Cost Management added as a service on the Azure portal, as we can now view cost information under a single pane of glass."Alexis Chauvin, Ops Tech Lead, IoT & Digital Transformation, Schneider Electric
Frequently asked questions about Azure Search
Microsoft acquired the Cloudyn cost management platform in 2017. After releasing Azure Cost Management by Cloudyn, we built our own version in the Azure portal. Azure Cost Management is always on; it also offers improved performance and a better user experience, and additional features are on the way.
No, Azure Cost Management is on by default for Microsoft Enterprise Agreement and Pay-As-You-Go customers.
No, but the process of replicating Cloudyn dashboards in Azure Cost Management is very similar. You’ll be able to take advantage of the integration with other Azure services and features, including Azure Policy, management groups, and action groups.
Azure Cost Management should be ready for Cloud Solution Providers in the second half of 2019.
Azure Cost Management includes Azure service and third-party Azure Marketplace usage, and purchases including reservations. All costs are based on your negotiated prices, and data is refreshed every four hours. Learn more about Azure Cost Management data.