Cloud Shell pricing

Cloud Shell billing is based only on the Azure Files share used to persist your data. Your total cost depends on how much you store, the volume and type of storage transactions and outbound data transfers, and which data redundancy option you choose. See how they compare in the “Data Redundancy Options” section. By default, Azure Cloud Shell creates a locally redundant storage (LRS) account on your behalf with an Azure Files share. For Bash, this share will also contain a 5 GB disk image.

For more information, see Azure Files Pricing.

Support and SLA

  • Free billing and subscription management support.
  • Flexible support plans starting at $29/month (Note: Microsoft support does not include support for Linux images in the Azure Marketplace, although in some cases Linux publishers offer support as per the plans above). Find a plan
  • Cloud Shell is a free service. Therefore, it does not have a financially backed SLA itself. The availability of Cloud Shell is based on the SLA of the underlying storage and virtual machines used. Please see the Storage SLA and Virtual Machines SLA for more details.

Frequently asked questions

  • Yes. Unmounting your Azure Files share from Cloud Shell does not delete the underlying resources and you will continue to incur costs until you delete them.

  • Cloud Shell creates three resources on your behalf in the supported region that’s nearest to you:

    • Resource group: cloud-shell-storage-<region>
    • Storage account: cs<uniqueGuid>
    • File share: cs-<user>-<domain>-com-<uniqueGuid>
  • Yes. If you use both Bash and PowerShell (now in Preview), Cloud Shell attaches the same Azure Files share.


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