Container Instances pricing

Azure Container Instances billing is on a per-second basis, so you only pay for what you use. Charges per second are based on the number of instances you create, the memory and core configuration of your instance and the time your instance is deployed.

Pricing Details

Meter Price
Create Container Instance $- per Instance created
Container Instance Duration Memory: $- per GB-s
Cores: $- per Core-s

Create Container Instance

Container Instances are billed based on the total number of Container Instances created each month. You are charged $- for each container instance successfully created.

Container Instance Duration

Container Instance duration is calculated from the time your container begins executing until it terminates. The price depends on the number of Cores and GBs of memory allocated to the instance. You are charged $- for every GB-s and Core-s used. For each Container Instance, you can allocate 1 to 3.5 GBs of memory to each Core, with a minimum of 1 GB of memory allocated to each Core. You can allocate up to 4 Cores to each instance you deploy.

Pricing Example

You create a container instance with a 1 Core, 1 GB configuration once daily during a month (30 days). The duration of each instance is 5 minutes (300 seconds).

Create Requests:

Create Requests * $-

30 Create Requests * $- = $-

Memory Duration:

Create Requests * Memory Duration (seconds) * Memory (GB) * Price / GB-s

30 Create Requests * 300 seconds * 1 GB * $- / GB-s = $-

Core Duration:

Create Requests * Core Duration (seconds) * Core(s) * Price / Core-s

30 Create Requests * 300 seconds * 1 Core * $- / Core-s = $-

Total Billing:

Create Requests + Memory Duration + Core Duration = Total cost

$- + $- + $- = $-

You create a container instance with a 1 Core, 2 GB configuration 50 times daily during a month (30 days). The container duration of each instance is 2 minutes and 30 seconds.

Create Requests:

Create Requests * $-

50 Create Requests / day * 30 days * $- = $-

Memory Duration:

Create Requests * Memory Duration (seconds) * Memory (GB) * Price / GB-s

1500 Create Requests * 150 seconds * 2 GB * $- / GB-s = $-

Core Duration:

Create Requests * Core Duration (seconds) * Core(s) * Price / Core-s

1500 Create Requests * 150 seconds * 1 Core * $- / Core-s = $-

Total Billing:

Create Requests + Memory Duration + Core Duration = Total cost

$- + $- + $- = $-

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