How 10 TB data storage cost

Chandana 20 Reputation points
2024-03-25T07:23:28.9+00:00

We have enabled ASR , now we need to copy into cache storage account then transfer to DR region. How 10 TB data storage cost is calculated?

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  1. Sumarigo-MSFT 43,321 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2024-03-25T09:51:25.4933333+00:00

    @Chandana Adding more information to the above response

    The cost of storing 10 TB of data in Azure will depend on several factors, including the type of storage account you are using, the region where the data is stored, and the amount of data transfer required.

    Assuming that you are using Azure Blob Storage for your cache storage account and DR region, the cost of storing 10 TB of data will depend on the type of storage account you choose. There are two types of Blob Storage accounts: Hot and Cool. Hot storage is designed for frequently accessed data, while Cool storage is designed for infrequently accessed data.

    The cost of storing 10 TB of data in a Hot Blob Storage account will be higher than the cost of storing the same amount of data in a Cool Blob Storage account. As of September 2021, the cost of storing 10 TB of data in a Hot Blob Storage account in the US East region is $245/month, while the cost of storing the same amount of data in a Cool Blob Storage account is $105/month.

    In addition to storage costs, there may be additional costs associated with data transfer between regions. The cost of data transfer will depend on the amount of data being transferred and the region where the data is being transferred to.

    To get a more accurate estimate of the cost of storing 10 TB of data in Azure, you can use the Azure Pricing Calculator. This tool allows you to estimate the cost of various Azure services based on your specific usage patterns and requirements.

    It will be determined based on what storage account type are you going to use, if you choose Premium, then the cost will be based on the provisioning capacity, while the standard is based on the consumption, more can be found here: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/files/understanding-billing

    For migration process I would recommened to use Azure Storage Mover.
    Azure Storage Mover is a relatively new, fully managed migration service that enables you to migrate your files and folders to Azure Storage while minimizing downtime for your workload. You can use Storage Mover for different migration scenarios such as lift-and-shift, and for cloud migrations that you have to repeat occasionally. Azure Storage Mover also helps maintain oversight and manage the migration of all your globally distributed file shares from a single storage mover resource.

    If you still find any difficulties, I would recommened to contact Azure Billing and Subscription team would be the best to provide more insight and guidance on this scenario: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/support/options/ it's free, and it's the best choice for you.

    Please let us know if you have any further queries. I’m happy to assist you further.    


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  1. Olaf Helper 40,576 Reputation points
    2024-03-25T07:25:28.1466667+00:00
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  2. Nehruji R 1,511 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2024-03-25T08:09:10.83+00:00

    Hello Chandana,

    Greetings! Welcome to Microsoft Q&A Platform.

    The creation of a storage account itself doesn’t directly result in charges. However, the usage of that storage account (such as storing data, transferring data, or accessing it) will incur costs. These costs depend on factors like the type of storage (e.g., standard, premium), the amount of data stored, and data transfer.

    refer - https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cloud-adoption-framework/ready/azure-setup-guide/organize-resources

    Pricing for Azure Storage is here. It is highly dependent upon what options you chose as to how much you pay. Storage is generally charged based upon how much you store and the operations to read/write it. So if you created a storage account and stored 1 GB in it then you'd be paying for the storage + the cost of writing that data + any reads.

    You can also view the pricing model for each resource here - https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/#product-pricing , https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/.

    Similar thread for reference - https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/questions/281720/how-list-file-in-azure-storage-is-calculated,

    You need a cache storage account in the source network. During replication, VM changes are stored in the cache before being sent to target storage. Cache storage accounts must be Standard.

    Using a cache ensures minimal impact on production applications that are running on a VM.

    Learn more about cache storage requirements.

    To change default cache storage account, select Advanced settings. Refer to - https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/site-recovery/azure-to-azure-quickstart#enable-replication-for-the-azure-vm

    Here are some documentation/source/links on enabling DR in Azure. You can refer to this tutorial - https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/site-recovery/azure-to-azure-tutorial-enable-replication to set up DR.

    Here is an URL - https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/site-recovery/azure-to-azure-architecture that talks about Azure to Azure DR architecture.

    This MS article - https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/site-recovery/azure-to-azure-support-matrix has all the details about what is support and not-supported.

    Hope this answer helps! Please let us know if you have any more questions and we will be glad to assist you further. Thank you!

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