Microsoft Azure Pricing and License Cost

reviewer1242897
Principal Consultant at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
The pricing of Azure depends on the build of what you prepare. You can optimize everything, and with Azure, you can optimize your utility and costs. For example, say you create a subscription and you want to do more backups and you want a private cloud for that. This will affect your cost differently than if you do not add the backups with Azure or if you add the services with a public or hybrid cloud. We have very good, large contracts with big organizations. We do very high-level analytics and modeling to predict outcomes. For example, we may show that a certain solution that we implement with Azure will be likely to reduce a company's cost from the current level to 50% over the next five years. That, to me, is important when considering the cost of a subscription. It is not just the cost perspective that is important, but the ROI as well. View full review »
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 »
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 »
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Andy-Chan
General manager at MOL Information Technology
The price of Microsoft Azure is pretty good. Among the top market players, it’s usually the cheapest or the one after. Our usage is more than $1,000,000 USD annually. View full review »
reviewer1382526
Solutions Architect at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Reducing the price would be of benefit to our customers. View full review »
MEGHNAD MAHATA
AVP (Enterprise Architecture) at National Stock Exchange of India Limited
So far we are satisfied with the pricing of Microsoft Azure. View full review »
reviewer1394046
Cloud Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The cost is a little high and can be more competitive. View full review »
STAR HOU
Technical Manager at Systex Software & Service
The pricing for us is higher because we are using IaaS. View full review »
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