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|
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.