Microsoft Azure Pricing and License Cost

Rodrigo Ramele
Mobile Lead Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The cost-benefit equation for Azure is very good, particularly for small applications. However, Microsoft should do much, much more to improve how costs are communicated and how to forecast them. The Azure Pricing Calculator is not useful. View full review »
Edgar Parra
Technical Delivery Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Use Azure price calculator before embarking on an Azure deployment. This will help you understand straight away what your cost expectations are on a regular basis. You can always run Azure on a 30 day trial, see how you feel about it, then make the decision to switch to the full Azure usage. View full review »
Aaron Krytus
Network Manager / Senior Network Engineer at Warnock, Tanner & Associates
We are MS partners. Depending on your partnership you may or may not get Visual Studio Enterprises licenses. Each license allows you to get a $150 Azure credit per month. This has been great for our developers and I to put in to practice some Azure solutions. There are many other free credits available as well. Do some searching. If you need to purchase Azure they do have a pricing calculator that may help you determine costs. https://azure.microsoft.com/en... View full review »
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Roberto Rubio
Country Manager at Orion Consultores C.A
It's a very expensive machine and I would like for them to improve the price. There are smaller sized competitors who offer cheaper prices. View full review »
John ONeill
Principle consultant at Active Data Consulting Services Pty Ltd
Understand and use the pricing calculator! Learn PowerShell, a quick tip is that you can shut down and de-allocate your VM's when you are not using them, this way the VM's are not incurring charges. We absolutely love this feature, as it means that when the environment is not in use, it isn't costing much (if anything), so it lends itself to making the I.T environment more efficient. View full review »
Michelle Sollicito
Software Architect at a security firm with 51-200 employees
Pricing is the worst aspect of both AWS and Azure. It is very difficult to predict costs in my experience. There is often a base price (for running a VM for example), but then you have to pay for data storage costs plus data transmission costs, etc. I would prefer to have a predictable monthly cost for unlimited storage within a bandwidth for example, but there isn't an easy way to predict costs. View full review »
DigAd3059
Digital Ad-Operations at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The pricing is very competitive. View full review »
T Macul
Pre-Sales/System Architect at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The whole pricing list is published, so it is clear. When you choose the configuration, you can see the price. View full review »
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