When you choose CCL as your reseller of public cloud Azure, you'll get access to a range of summary and detailed CloudCreator dashboards that give you daily billing trend information. You'll also pay the same as if billed directly by Azure.
- About the CloudCreator Dashboards
- CloudCreator's 'Single Pane of Glass' Features
- How to Integrate with Azure
Dashboards are supported by resource-level Azure metadata which is imported daily to CloudCreator. Find out more here: Azure Data Loading.
Azure metadata is rated daily and supports a range of summary and detailed CloudCreator billing dashboards. The cost of the full current month is forecast, so you can make 'apples with apples' trend comparisons. Some dashboards are Azure-specific (e.g. Azure Billing Explorer), and some show hybrid-cloud 'single pane of glass' views, e.g. 'Billing Trend by Category'.
CloudCreator has three resource-level categories that are automatic across all homeland and public clouds, including Azure. These automatic categories are detailed here:
CloudCreator also has four optional (manual) resource-level categories across all homeland and public clouds including Azure. These optional categories are detailed here:
A new 'Automated Schedule' feature will be released in early 2021. This will allow you to schedule the powering down of your compute resources. For example, you'll be able to power down all your test environment compute resources (across all clouds) each weekend.
To access the CloudCreator billing dashboards and Compute features, you first need to enter your Azure credentials into CloudCreator. Follow the steps here: Integrate with Azure.