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The Windows Azure Platform Pricing Calculator is designed to help application developers get a rough initial estimate of their Windows Azure usage costs. But where to start? What sort of numbers do you plug in?
A series of white papers from MSDEV helps give you a starting point for figuring it all out. Start with Getting a Start on Windows Azure Pricing and pick a scenario that is similar to your app. Then, use simple sliders in the pricing calculator to plug information about your application —like how many compute instances your application will use, the size of your database, the amount of data transferred to and from the application, and how much storage the application will need. Set the sliders and the calculator kicks out the estimated monthly cost to run the application on a pay-as-you-go model or through special offers.
The series is based on several scenarios that will give you a start on figuring out pricing for your application :
Feel free to leave a comment here on a scenario that you might need.
Bruce D. Kyle ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation