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    Azure Cost Management

    Optimize 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 organization.

    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 spending

    Track resource usage and manage costs across all your clouds with a single, unified view, and access rich operational and financial insights to make informed decisions.

    Learn about cost analysis

    Increase organizational accountability

    Implement governance policies for effective enterprise cloud cost management, and increase accountability with budgets, cost allocation, and chargebacks.

    Learn how to create budgets

    Optimize cloud efficiency

    Improve the return on your cloud investment by using continuous cost optimization and industry best practices.

    Learn best practices

    Manage your Azure and AWS spending

    Now in public 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

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  • We employ more than 3,500 security experts focused on securing your data and privacy.
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  • Azure 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

    Developer documentation and quickstarts

    Learn how to use Azure Cost Management APIs to add cloud cost data to your applications, and learn how to use the Power BI connectors to create custom dashboards.

    Training videos

    Microsoft engineers walk you through the Azure Cost Management features.

    Watch videos

    Azure migration center

    Join the thousands of organizations 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’ll pay less with Azure, too: AWS is five times more expensive than Azure for Windows Server and SQL Server.

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    Start using Azure Cost Management today

    Community and Azure support

    Ask questions and get support from Microsoft engineers and Azure community experts on MSDN Forum and Stack Overflow, or contact Azure support.

    Financial governance best practices

    Learn how to implement financial governance as part of your overall governance strategy. Read best practices for designing your governance strategy, which includes cost management, and take an assessment to get started.

    Over 70 percent of Azure enterprise customers are using Azure Cost Management

    Global energy management leader uses Azure Cost Management to monitor cloud costs

    Schneider Electric

    "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

    Azure Cost Management updates, blogs and announcements

    Frequently asked questions about Azure Cost Management

  • 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.
  • Start using Azure Cost Management today