Microsoft Azure Pricing

We tried to answer questions such as ‘what is cloud, what is Azure etc.’ on both our blogs and webinars. However; there’s a question that needs to be answered which is, how much should you pay to Azure for the storage you use?

First of all, let’s see what we got. If you are planning to move the work load of an ERP System (Enterprise resource planning) to Azure, the system needs of those applications are important for us.

What do we mean?

If features like CPU, RAM and STORAGE, that provide a great working environment for all our business process software, are desktop based products, we need to determine the RDP number of them. If we don’t have any information repository which contains relevant information, you can apply a stress test on your own servers and gather minimum values.

Besides, apart from all those needs, you must consider your internet infrastructure performance migration usage.

Disaster Recovery (Site Recovery) Pricing Policies

Migrating to Azure may be the first step towards the disaster recovery scenario you’ve planned. Therefore, you should determine the workload on your resources and focus on your needs for the migration.

We can handle typical disaster scenarios usually in 3 steps. Let’s examine the steps together:

Before The Disaster: Before a disaster scenario occurs, while you are busy with your daily routine, we will have been copy your current data’s backup (whenever you want) to Azure. For this system, you have to pay rent as much as your backup space.

During The Disaster: The architecture we have planned for the disaster moment will arise instantly on Azure, and all accesses and related work load will be continuing over Azure. What important is how long you had been keeping this system working and how much resources you had used during that time.

After The Disaster: If everything looks okay on your server resources, you can retrieve your data from Azure. For this action, it will charge you a fee for the installation. (Azure Disaster Recovery)

Azure Backup Pricing Policies

What if we want to back up our data with Hybrid usage?

It’s very simple; all you have to do is to determine the size of your data which is going to be backed up for Azure Backup. The only thing you will have to determine is the frequency of all those back ups. (Azure Backup Price)
With all these examples, you can rent an A-class server. In other words, it supports your business process and software testing environment. Thus, you can benefit from affordable price advantages. What are the affordable price advantages?

Reserved Instance

In addition to the resource consumption model that is calculated monthly with the general usage, we can mention 1-year or 3-year resource options. In a case in which you can predict your resource consumption, you can benefit from approximately 20% discount for a year and 40% discount for 3 years when you mass rent virtual servers which have CPU and RAM information for a year or 3 years. (https://azure.microsoft.com/tr-tr/pricing/reserved-vm-instances/)

Hybrid Benefit

If your Windows Licences have SA (Software Assurance), you can use your virtual server resources with your licenses which have SA on Azure, benefiting from Hybrid advantage, and you can save extra license cost. (https://docs.microsoft.com/tr-tr/azure/sql-database/sql-database-azure-hybrid-benefit?tabs=azure-powershell)

In addition to all those advantaged situations, you can contact us to define your resource needs correctly and get support from a professional. Besides, to try Azure Adviser, you can click here.

Do you still want to have harder management on every resource you control and risk all your loss for money and time? Microsoft Azure will do these for you and all you will have to do is deciding your resources’ increase.

Elçin Çim
Solution Channel Executive
https://www.linkedin.com/in/elcinerdogan/