Azure Cost Management Review

It is stable, the technical support is good and the trend analysis and budgetary trigger are extremely functional


What is our primary use case?

We use Azure Cost Management to see how much we are spending as well as how much the client is spending. That is the only use case for Azure Cost Management.

What is most valuable?

The features that I have found most valuable, are the trend analysis and the budgetary trigger. It is very good and it gives good data. It does what it is supposed to do.

What needs improvement?

I would like to have more granularity of the different services that we have. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working on Azure Cost Management for six years now.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Azure Cost Management works seamlessly. No bugs, glitches or regressions at all.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

When it comes to scalability, you can only look at the costs that you are incurring for your Azure subscription. And there is no need to scale, if you ask me. It just gives you the cost rate.

How are customer service and technical support?

I know this program very well, so we don't have to reach out to Microsoft. But when we do run into an issue that we cannot resolve, we reach out to them or email them or create a support ticket. They usually respond within a day, so we haven't faced any challenges with the technical support.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is really straightforward and it works right out of the box. There is no complexity to it.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I think the solution was free initially. I don't know if they have changed that yet. Since we are partners of Microsoft, we have a different kind of agreement with them.

What other advice do I have?

My advice to others would be that they should use it. They should try it out - it's a very good solution, and it gives a very detailed analysis as your subscription costs.

I would like the developers to add more features about migration, like how much it would cost to migrate from, let's say, AWS to Azure. That would be great.

On a scale from 1 to 10, where 1 is the worst and 10 is the best, I rate Azure Cost a good 9.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Microsoft Azure
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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