This is a continuation of my first blog on Cloudlyn. Below is the link to my first blog. It guides you to register for Cloudlyn if you have an Azure subscription.
AZURE – COST MANAGEMENT BETTER THAN EVER USING CLOUDYN (REGISTRATION)
In this post, let us take a first-look into Cloudlyn’s Cost management console and the features Cloudlyn offers.
Once you have completed the registration with Cloudlyn as explained in my first blog (link shared above). You can access the Cloudlyn’s Cost management portal by:
- Log into Azure portal
- Navigate to “Cost Management + Billing.”
- Click on “Go to Cost Management” button
- A new window will be opened with an URL – https://azure.cloudyn.com/dashboard#/tool/enterprise_dashboard
Once you navigate to the URL, below is the page you see. This is Cloudlyn’s Management Dashboard.
Below is the Annual Projected Annual cost. I have used only Azure Storage and Azure Network. If you have used more services, their costs will also be projected here.
We can also view Current and Previous Month Projected Cost. This is very useful to track changes in infrastructure costing more than usual.
The “Actual Cost Analysis” will provide cost by Services, Providers, and Accounts. This graph can be further customized. Groups (highlighted below) provides plenty of options that we can check as per our requirement. Finally, you can choose an option from many of the Actions (highlighted below) on what to do with the report. Save / Copy / Export etc.,
The “Actual Cost Over Time” lets you pull up a report to analyze the cost over a range of time.
Cloudlyn also offers an “Alert Management” feature that alerts you when certain thresholds are crossed as per alert’s configuration.
“Cost vs. Threshold” is one of many alerts. As you can see Cloudlyn offers you many options to customize the alert policy. Alerts will be sent to an email ID.
Finally, the last noticeable feature is “Data Transfer.” You can either Analyze data transfer usage or view the trend of data transfer.
These are the noticeable features that I felt to be very valuable.
If you found any other feature to be worth mentioning, let me know in the comments section.
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