Virtual machine billing too high

Elochukwu Prince 1 Reputation point

I am a startup founder that depends heavily on Azure virtual machine to host my backend server my. I discovered that i am being billed for services i don't use in Azure.

I use only a virtual machine with 2vcpu, P2 8 GiB ram, DNS.

I found out that I am being charged for a P10 premium storage disk and other excess charges for a startup to handle. I haven't even launched yet but I am being billed way higher than I can handle.

Please look into this issue.

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  1. Ayomide Oluwaga 941 Reputation points

    Please use the Azure pricing calculator in order to determine the pricing of your workloads as there are quite a number of factors that could lead to such high pricing. Once you have determined the service you have been charged for, you can easily choose to reduce or remove such.

    Pricing Calculator Link:

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  2. Ayomide Oluwaga 941 Reputation points

    I suggest you switch from a Premium disk to a Standard Disk as Premium Disks are designed to support I/O intensive workloads with significantly high throughput and low latency hence the really high price.

    Please refer to this link:


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  3. Ayomide Oluwaga 941 Reputation points

    If you need help, the community is here for you.

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