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2020-01-12T12:02:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Microsoft Azure API Management?

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Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

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Top 10Real User

We are limited to what choice of solution we can purchase. There are multiple aspects here. If it is a choice that we have to make, then we do it based on the requirement or recommendations, such as GCP, AWS, or Azure platform. However, given the present circumstances, the customer base that I am supporting at the moment is all Microsoft shop customers. Their inclination is always towards Microsoft-based solutions. That is where it has left us with no choice, but to go with Azure. While we still recommend this solution in some cases, for instance, analytics and where we need the big data solutions. We have been pushing for a GCP and in some cases to have AWS as well. For now Azure is the platform and this has been the journey that has left us with no choice but to go with it. Based on the resources that we are leveraging, the price we are paying to use this solution is slightly higher than other competitors. In a few cases, it has its own advantage in some resources.

2021-05-21T09:06:22Z
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Top 10Real User

The cost of the solution is very fair. It's not overly expensive. It offers very good value.

2021-04-06T13:38:19Z
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Top 5Real User

It's my understanding that the licensing is very clear. However, I'm not involved in it in any way, and therefore, I'm not sure what the cost structure is.

2020-11-10T14:58:40Z
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Top 10Real User

The solution has a kind of calculator and it's not always straightforward to figure out the logic in pricing. There are lots of services that are managed in different ways. For a non-technical person, it's a nightmare to figure everything out. At the end of the day, you have to build approximate pricing for the solution. According to my experiences in multiple projects, you do get preliminary pricing that is close to or the same as the estimate.

2020-10-11T08:58:25Z
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Top 10Real User

The price could be lower.

2020-07-28T06:50:00Z
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Top 5Real User

Licensing is the tricky part. For Azure, if you have your Azure subscription, the API Management is a free tool. There's no extra cost for that.

2020-07-26T08:18:00Z
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Top 10Real User

The pricing of the product is reasonable. It was one of the selling points for us when we were looking for a solution for our company.

2020-03-09T08:07:55Z
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Top 5Real User

It's being paid monthly. It is comparable and falls in the mid range in the competitive landscape.

2020-03-09T08:07:46Z
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Top 5Real User

Understand the different Tiers (from small to large including VNet-integrated express route) Start small and be aware that the developer version has all features enabled which also requires the highest possible Tier.

2020-01-12T12:02:00Z
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