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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Microsoft Azure Block Storage?



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

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Top 10Real User

In terms of pricing, Azure is quite cheaper than AWS. However, I have recently read that Oracle Cloud Generation 2 storage is quite cheaper than Azure. I haven't used it yet. We need to look at a customer's requirements, and, based on that, we can suggest the storage. You can save at least 20% with Azure as compared to AWS, which is quite costly.

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Top 5Real User

For the first 50DB, they cost around $50. It's an open solution for everybody. Anybody can go to the Microsoft website and they can get the pricing for it. But the first 50GB of data is a default rate and then it increases for the next 500GB or something like that. It is a pay as you go solution. The more you use, the more you pay. That's normally how you pay for any cloud solutions.

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Top 10Consultant

The pricing is pay-as-you-go, so it runs on credit. The more storage a company has, the more they pay. If you are putting data into an archive, it doesn't cost too much, but if you need to access it, the price may be a bit high.

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Top 5Reseller

The solution is affordable and we only pay for what we use. There are additional costs for backup and disaster management and we use separate products as service providers.

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Real User

Above licensing, Azure does have extra costs, which makes the solution rather pricey.

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