If you are designing solutions in Microsoft Azure Cloud you might be having a great knowledge about how to use the Microsoft Azure Pricing calculator for your pricing estimation needs.
Specially, you can now estimate how much you need to spend on your DR solution if you are planing to run your DR site in the Microsoft Azure Cloud. But first let’s see what’s this Microsoft Azure Pricing Calculator and how we can use it for our cost estimations.
Microsoft Azure Pricing Calculator
You can access the Azure Pricing Calculator from here. Interface is really simple and you can easily understand the usage of the calculator by looking at the options.
Resource Category can be selected on the left and can be added to the estimator by clicking on the relevant resources
Resource attributes can be separately selected under the added resources. Below you can see the sample attributes of added Virtual Machine, pricing changes can be easily notice with the changes
Savings options are also available with the License you already have and you can see the savings that you make with the options
Support options are also available and you can completely include what you need and calculate the complete cost estimation for your Cloud infrastructure
These Support options were listed for my Selection
Once you are done with the cost estimation you can proceed with the purchasing options directly from Microsoft or through a Partner. Pretty straight forward
Once you logged in you can save the previous estimations for later use
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) tab also there for a convenient quick answers for the Customer questions
How To Use Microsoft Pricing Calculator For Azure DR Service (DRaaS)
Recently, Microsoft has added few new features to the Azure VM Disaster recovery and Cost estimation for the Azure Disaster Recovery VMs was a part of these features.
You can plan how many customer instances you have and how many instances that you need to migrate. Complete cost Calculation can be done with this and you can add this with “Management and Governance” option
It will be reflected in your estimator according to the specs you provided for your Azure DR Solution. ASR (Azure Site Recovery) will use the compression for the data transfer between source and the destination site so compression ratio must be considered to decide the data transfer between the sites.
Just try this out and estimate the Microsoft Azure Cost with Pricing Calculator.