Windows Azure Commercial Availability and Business Model announced

Just today in the WPC 2009 Microsoft announced the Commercial Availability and Business Model that will be used in Windows Azure and Windows Azure Service Platform, and so a brief info about the amounts involved.

  • Windows Azure
    • Compute – 0.12 $ per hour
    • Storage – 0.15 $ per GB by month stored
    • Storage Transactions – 0.01 $ per 10K


  • SQL Data Services
    • Web Edition – up to 1 GB relational Database – 9.99 $ per month
    • Business Edition – up to 10 GB relational Database – 99.99 $ per month


  • .NET Services (includes Service Bus, Access Control)
    • Messages – 0.15 $ per 100K message operations


  • Bandwidth across all three services will be charged:
    • 0.10$ for inbound communications
    • 0.15$ for outbound communications


Guarantee Availability:

  • at least 99,95 % for external connectivity
  • at least 99,9% for storage

Availability at launch will be Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, India, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, and the United States.

In the March 2010 timeframe we expect commercial availability to expand to Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Israel, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Poland, Puerto Rico, Romania, Singapore, and Taiwan.

More information’s here.

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