Azure charge me 1500$ for a wrongfully created DDoS plan

Heting Wang 96 Reputation points
2021-05-05T05:08:28.807+00:00

I created a Azure DDoS Protection Plan for testing, and it displayed “no charge will be apply”. But after 1 month, I received a 1500$ bill of this and never used it.

I opened a ticket on Azure support, but they don’t think it’s a wrongfully charge. What could I do to avoid this pay?

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  1. msrini-MSFT 9,241 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2021-05-05T11:44:38.97+00:00

    Hi Heting,

    Azure DDOS has two SKU. Basic and Standard.

    Basic SKU is free of charge and it is enabled to everyone by default to protect Azure Infrastructure.
    Standard SKU is chargeable and it doesn't matter you link the SKU with a VNET or not, as soon as you create a plan, you will be billed and that is what happened in your case.

    I would recommend you to get in touch with Azure Billing team to see if you can get the credit as you are not aware of the billing of Standard SKU.

    Reference: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/support/options/

    Pricing Details: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/ddos-protection/