What’s the difference between Azure Cost Management & Cloudyn?
Microsoft acquired the Cloudyn cost management platform in 2017. After releasing Azure Cost Management by Cloudyn, Microsoft built its own version in the Azure portal which is still called Azure Cost Management.
Do I need to enable Azure Cost Management?
No, Azure Cost Management is on by default with the new Azure commerce experience.
Is this Cost Management feature rolled out yet and available to all partner?
Azure Cost Management is natively available to partners who have led their customers to accepting the Microsoft Customer Agreement and have purchased an Azure plan. More details to be found on this web page.
Is there a tool to migrate my Cloudyn dashboards to Azure Cost Management?
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.
Is Azure Cost Management now available for CSP?
Historically Azure Cost Management has been only available for Microsoft Enterprise Agreement and Pay-as-you-go customers, but you’ll be pleased to know it’s now globally available for CSP.
What data is included in the Azure Cost Management reporting, and how often is it refreshed?
Azure Cost Management includes Azure service, third-party Azure Marketplace usage and purchases including reservations. All costs are based on your negotiated prices, and data is refreshed every four hours.
Will monthly prices for Azure services change according to exchange rates?
Microsoft is using Thompson Reuters to determine the pricing currency and billing currency. These rates will be refreshed and available on the day before the first of the month to which they apply.
What pricing will my client see?
The answer to this question will depend if you are a Trusted Advisor or Expert Partner. Please feel free to reach out to your intY Cloud Sales Specialist for further clarification. Alternatively, contact us here.
What are the benefits of buying Azure through the new commerce experience?
- Automated processing and digital acceptance of the agreement
- Accept your terms once and the agreement updates automatically as you purchase new services.
- Intuitive portal for account and cost management, billing and invoicing.