Today Vantage announces the availability of Azure Active Resources, the ability to see costs for resources that are currently active in an Azure account.
Previously, customers could see accrued costs for Azure services and resources in cost reports, and apply various filters and groupings to build reports. But many cloud services are dynamic, with lists of resources changing every day. For example, a customer may spin up and down VMs in their Azure account on a daily basis.
With Azure active resources, customers can now build resource reports to capture resources that are currently generating costs in their account. This is very useful for workflows such as:
- Rightsizing VMs to meet current utilization.
- Tracking down rogue Disks or IP Addresses.
- Inventorying active databases.
This feature is now available for all users, including users in the free tier. To get started with Azure active resources, create a resource report in the Vantage console. For the full list of supported Azure services, please consult our Azure supported services documentation.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is being launched today?
Today Vantage is announcing the availability of Azure active resources: costs for active resources in an Azure account.
2. Who is the customer?
The customer is any Vantage user with an Azure account connected.
3. How much does this cost?
This feature is free to use for all Vantage users, including users in the free tier.
4. What is an active resource?
An active resource is a resource, such as a virtual machine, that is currently generating costs within a cloud account. This is in contrast to resources which are included in billing but may no longer be live.
5. What Azure services are supported?
For the full list of supported Azure services, please consult the Azure documentation.
6. What is the difference between a resource report and a cost report?
Both reports show the breakdown of your usage and costs. While a Cost Report is primarily a way to view your costs on an accrual or reporting basis, the Resource Report is a more granular view into the individual resources (such as EC2 Instances) within each Provider that generate costs.
7. What if the service I want to view costs for is not supported?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to see about the possibility of adding your service. Many services can be added quickly.