So finally they released some information on Azure pricing, or the Azure Business Model as it’s called…
First, it’ll be commercially available from PDC09 in LA this year.
|Windows Azure||SQL Azure||.NET Services|
|– Compute @ $0.12 / hour||– Web Edition – 1GB @ $9.99||Messages @ $0.15/100K message operations , including Service Bus messages and Access Control tokens|
|– Storage @ $0.15 / GB||– Business – 10GB @ $99.99|
|– Transactions @ $0.01 / 10K|
Bandwith on all three will be charged at $0.10 in and $0.15 out per GB.
Customers have said that consumption based pricing as stated above might give unpredictable results. I can already imagine us opening up the slider and spend tons of computing hours, storage, etc. At PDC09 other options should be presented.
With going prices, if I would host BloggingAbout.NET on Azure, that would probably mean around $ 350,00 per month. With one VM we’d use 24 computing hours a day; our database hasn’t reached the 10GB yet, but is way over the 1GB limit of the web edition. Although I can guess other companies find $ 350 a month pretty cheap, considering they don’t need infrastructure people running around, I think I’ll stick with my own server! 🙂