For the past few months, we have offered the Windows Azure AppFabric Caching service free of charge for the promotional period that ends July 31, 2011. For all billing periods beginning on August 1, 2011 onward, we will begin charging at the following standard monthly rates:

  • $45.00 for a 128MB cache
  • $55.00 for a 256MB cache
  • $75.00 for a 512MB cache
  • $110.00 for a 1GB cache
  • $180.00 for a 2GB cache
  • $325.00 for a 4GB cache

If you are signed up for one of the Windows Azure Platform offers, it may include a 128MB cache option at no additional charge for a certain period of time, depending on the specific offer.  You can find out whether your offer includes a 128MB cache at no additional charge by going to our page that lists our various Windows Azure Platform offers.

If you are using caching and do not desire to be billed, please be sure to stop using caching in excess of what is included with your offer immediately. 

If you have any questions about the Windows Azure platform or the Windows Azure AppFabric Caching service, please visit our support page

Thank you for your continued interest in the Windows Azure platform.