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Azure Elastic SAN pricing

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Azure Elastic SAN is a cloud-native Storage Area Network (SAN) that offers an end-to-end experience like on-premises SAN. Scale performance cost effectively and take advantage of built-in cloud capabilities such as rapid provisioning and high availability.

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Azure Elastic SAN is a cloud-native Storage Area Network (SAN) that offers an end-to-end experience like on-premises SAN. Elastic SAN provides scalable performance with low single digit millisecond latency, millions of IOPS, double digit GBps, and built-in business continuity and disaster recovery support.

Elastic SAN, is charged by the amount you provision within our two provisioning offerings: Base unit and Capacity only unit. They are designed to offer simple bulk provisioning experience while also providing flexibility to expand your data footprint. The Base unit has a capacity of 5000 IOPs and a throughput of 80 MBps per TiB and is priced at $- $- /GiB (see table below for exact pricing by region). The Capacity only unit, on the other hand, allows you to provision capacity only without provisioning performance at a lower cost of $- $- /GiB. As a result, you can cost-effectively scale performance while migrating workloads from on-premises to Azure.

Azure Elastic SAN resources will be billed hourly at a monthly unit rate. For example, if you provision an Elastic SAN with 20 Base Units of 20 TiB, 100,000 IOPS, 1,600 MBps and then delete it after 20 hours, you will be billed for 20 hours at the monthly rate listed in the table below. You can choose to provision an Azure Elastic SAN with a combination of base and capacity units that best fit your needs. The following table summarises the different configurations supported for different units:

Product Name/SKU Feature Provisioned resources per unit Rate per unit/month Rate per GiB/month Rate per GiB/hour
Premium Base Unit LRS 1 TiB, 5,000 IOPS, 80 MBps $- $- $-1
Premium Capacity Scale Unit LRS 1 TiB, no provisioned IOPS or MBps $- $- $-1
1Price calculation is based on 730 hours per month.
Product Name/SKU Feature Provisioned resources per unit Rate per unit/month Rate per GiB/month Rate per GiB/hour
Premium Base Unit ZRS 1 TiB, 5,000 IOPS, 80 MBps $- $- $-1
Premium Capacity Scale Unit ZRS 1 TiB, no provisioned IOPS or MBps $- $- $-1
1Price calculation is based on 730 hours per month.

The total price of Azure Elastic SAN depends on the base and capacity scale unit. Elastic SAN supports both zone redundant storage (ZRS) and locally redundant storage (LRS) with ZRS redundancy priced at a 50% premium over LRS. Please refer to the Azure Storage replication page for more details on redundancy options. Elastic SAN will need to be provisioned with at least one base unit of 1TiB. It is also important to note that the SAN-provisioned resources are shared by all volume groups and volumes.

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Note: As of December 1, 2022, we‘ll begin charging for Azure Elastic SAN based on the prices listed on the Azure Elastic SAN pricing page. Until then, Azure Elastic SAN will be offered at no additional charge.

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  • Azure's managed disks products are all priced at a provisioned rate. For example, the table below compares base prices for all of Azure's comparable disk offerings for LRS (pricing will vary by region). Refer to the Managed Disks pricing page for more information.

    Azure Elastic SAN Premium SSD Premium SSD v2
    Price/GiB/Month $- $- $-

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