Prices for Azure Virtual Network, Web and SQL VMs


My last post on virtual networks and virtual machines had a good response, and here is the follow-up post with more prices and recommended setup for different.

There are two types of virtual machines in Windows Azure – Basic and Standard. The “Basic” virtual machines sizes don’t have the possibility to auto-scaling or load balancing. In addition, the “Basic” sizes are restricted up to 4 cores and 14GB memory.

Most of the cost for a virual machine is connected to licences for operating system and other Microsoft software such as SQL Server, Biztalk and Sharepoint. In this post I will focus on SQL Server since this is my primary working area 🙂

The prices for Windows Azure virtual machines are located in the “Price Page“.

The following basic virtual machine types and size are are available. The column “Price/month” is the licencing cost for the Window Server 2012 R2, and the column “Web” is the cost for the SQL Server Web Edition, and the “Standard” column is the price for SQL Server Standard Edition for the given virtual machine size. All prices are given in USD.

General purpose (BASIC), prices from May 1st 2014 SQL Server
WinSrv 2012 R2 data center CPUs Memory Price/month Web Standard
A0 (Extra Small, 1Ghz) Shared 768mb 14
A1 (Small, 1.6GHz) 1 1.75gb 56 90 466
A2 (Medium, 1.6Ghz) 2 3.5gb 112 146 522
A3 (Large, 1.6Ghz) 4 7.0gb 224 258 634
A4 (Extra Large, 1.6Gz) 8 14.0gb 447 514 1.266

The “Standard” virtual machine sizes have the following specifications and prices:

General purpose (STANDARD), prices from May 1st 2014 SQL Server
WinSrv 2012 R2 data center CPUs Memory Price/month Web Standard Enterprise
A0 (Extra Small, 1Ghz) Shared 768mb 15
A1 (Small, 1.6GHz) 1 1.75gb 67 101 477
A2 (Medium, 1.6Ghz) 2 3.5gb 134 168 544
A3 (Large, 1.6Ghz) 4 7.0gb 268 302 678 1.831
A4 (Extra Large, 1.6Gz) 8 14.0gb 536 603 1.355 3.661
A5 (1.6Ghz) 2 14.0gb 224 258 634 1.787
A6 (1.6Ghz) 4 28.0gb 447 481 857 2.010
A7 (1.6Ghz) 8 56.0gb 893 960 1.712 4.018
A8 (2.6Ghz) 8 56gb 1.823
A9 (2.6Ghz) 16 112gb 3.646

I hope the prices are correctly converted into the table. Please check the price page on the azure portal if you suspect incorrect price. Orignally, I had these prices in “norwegian kroner”. It might be some errors in this post.

 

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