Azure Storage Chargeback Model

Pallab Chakraborty 401 Reputation points
2021-04-17T02:51:51.93+00:00

We are planning to use Azure Storage Account and Containers for our Content Management System in the Org and for storing user data related to various applications belonging to a particular business unit. So we have decided to go with various containers inside one Storage Account belonging to a particular business unit.
If another business unit comes, then we will spin up another Storage Account for them.

But if it is same Business Unit, we won't be spinning up separate Storage Accounts, but we will use different different storage containers as an isolation mechanism.
I would like to know how we do chargeback to the Business Unit based on different storage containers? I don't see any option to tag a Storage Container, the only option of Tagging is at the Storage Account Level.

Is there anyway that we can Tag a particular storage container so that we can chargeback the Application Owner of that Storage Container? What is the best approach here based on our use case with respect to chargeback model.

Also, in Azure Billing, will we be able to see charges based on containers or only on the basis of Storage Accounts?

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  1. Andreas Baumgarten 66,076 Reputation points Microsoft MVP
    2021-04-17T05:06:18.137+00:00

    Hi @Pallab Chakraborty ,

    the metadata of an Azure Storage Account container are key and value pairs similar to Azure Tags.
    Maybe this is an option to "tag" containers for chargeback with the Application Owner.

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    As this is a workaround and not intended to be used in the billing you won't see this information in Azure Billing (not tested by myself).

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    Andreas Baumgarten

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