Azure Pricing & Billing for my use case

RakeshKumarTiwary 21 Reputation points

Dear Azure Experts,

I am new to Azure and exploring if cloud adoption can really benefit my organization in terms of cost. I am describing my use-case at a very high level here. Mainly i need VM (Linux) and big storage in cloud and i will install my application and manage myself. Could you please suggest how my cloud infra should look like and what would be the annual cost projection ?

  1. Upload 1.5 TB binary data from my on-premise server to cloud storage (Preferably SSD) on daily basis.
  2. I need 24 core CPU to process recently uploaded 1.5 TB of data for 12 hours.
  3. I need 8 core CPU up 24*7 available for some analytics (on-demand usages)
  4. Around 500G of memory (only when i need extensive processing).
  5. Processed data (from Stage-2) will be roughly around 1 TB. I would prefer to store this data in low cost storage that can offer at least 300MB/sec read throughput. I would like to keep here 3 months of data.
  6. Data (from Stage-5) older than 3 months can be moved to very cheap storage but should be accessible from VM (Linux). Would like to understand what would be the read performance for such storage ? Would like to keep here 1 year of data.
  7. Data older than 1 year can be moved to most cheapest storage where i don't worry about read performance because i rarely need this data. However, i would still like to know the read performance.
  8. I am happy to commit storage for at least 3 years.
  9. I may extract 500G of data every day from cloud to my local premise (in form of various reports).



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  1. Leon Laude 85,146 Reputation points


    Support for billing and subscription management issues is included with your Microsoft Azure subscription at no additional charge.
    I suggest you contact them over here:

    Or create a support ticket:
    How to create a support ticket for Azure billing and subscription issues

    (Please don't forget to accept helpful replies as answer)

    Best regards,

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  1. Shital Patil 1 Reputation point


    Please refer to pricing calculator for cost projection.

    Or refer to "Help + Support" option from Azure Portal.


  2. Sumarigo-MSFT 32,321 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @RakeshKumarTiwary As @Leon informed Azure Billing and Subscription team would be the best to provide more insight and guidance on this scenario: it's free, and it's the best choice for you.

    Just checking in to see if the above provided answer helped you , do please don’t forget to "Accept the answer" wherever the information provided helps you to help others in the community. Which might be beneficial to other community members reading this thread. And, if you have any further query do let us know.