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Public preview: Azure Cost Management

Published date: September 27, 2018

Understanding how and where you're accruing costs in the cloud can be a challenge. Keeping costs down can be even more difficult, without the right tools. Azure Cost Management, now in preview, can help.

Native Cost Management in the Azure portal

With Azure Cost Management, you can:

View enrollment, management group, subscription, and resource group costs over time against a predefined budget. Analyze daily cost patterns to identify and stop spending anomalies. Break costs down by tags, resource group, service, location, and more—to focus on what's most important.

Create subscription and resource group budgets to set soft limits on usage and costs, and get notified as important thresholds are approached. Set up automation with action groups to trigger custom events and enforce hard limits on your terms.

Optimize cost and usage with recommendations from Azure Advisor. Discover purchase optimizations with reservations, downsize underused virtual machines, and delete unused resources to stay within organizational budgets.

Schedule an export of subscription and resource group costs to publish a CSV file to your storage account on a daily basis. Automate integration with external systems to keep billing data in sync and up to date, wherever you need it.

Azure Cost Management is available from the Azure portal for Enterprise Agreement (EA) accounts with no onboarding and 8-hour latency. For more information, see the documentation.

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