The Australia Regions are available to customers with a business presence in Australia or New Zealand.
The India regions are currently available to volume licensing customers and partners with a local enrollment in India. For more information, contact your Microsoft India partner manager or account manager. The India regions will open to direct online Azure subscriptions in 2016.
Important: The price in R$ is merely a reference; this is an int'l transaction and the final price is subject to exchange rates and the inclusion of IOF taxes and an eNF will not be issued.
Backup is not available in the Canada East region. Please select another region.
Backup is not available in the Canada Central region. Please select another region.
Backup is not available in the West US 2 region. Please select another region.
Backup is not available in the West Central US region. Please select another region.
The price of Azure Backup is dependent on the size of each protected instance. Azure Storage is a separate charge. Customers have the flexibility to choose between LRS or GRS Block Blob Storage (see additional storage pricing details).
|Data Stored Per Protected Instance Per Month||Price|
|Instances up to 50GB of data||$5 per protected instance + Storage consumed|
|Instances between 50GB to 500GB of data||$10 per protected instance + Storage consumed|
|Instances greater than 500GB of data||Increments of $10 for each 500GB + Storage consumed|
Yes, the pricing model for Azure backup has changed:
These will appear as separate line items in your monthly Azure bill.
The new pricing model for Azure Backup has two components:
These two components appear as separate line items on the monthly Azure bill.
A protected instance may be any of the following:
NOTE: Virtual machine backup and in-guest workload backup are charged independently.
No, from a billing perspective, instances are classified into three categories based on the size of the instance. The price per protected instance depends on the categorization of the instance in the pricing table above. Note that the prices in the above table do not include Storage which is a separate charge.
Customers will not be charged for any restore operations or outbound network bandwidth (egress) that is associated with restore operations.
The new pricing will be applicable to all Azure Backup customers.
No, usage is prorated based on the number of days in a month that an instance has been protected.
All data stored with Azure Backup is charged at Azure Block blob rates, for the duration that the data is kept with Azure Backup. However, increasing retention does not impact the software price for protected instances that you pay. Note that you must have the latest Azure Backup agent installed on the machine to ensure this behavior.
For as long as your data is retained with Azure Backup, you will continue to pay for both Protected Instances and Storage. Your Protected Instances bill is based on the size from the last successful backup before you decided to stop protection. Your Storage bill is based on the total amount of data stored in the backup vault for that instance.
For example, take the backup of a 100GB virtual machine. The Protected Instance charge is $10 per month. Every day 1GB of data is added and the data is retained for 120 days, and you are charged Storage for that separately. After 1 month if you decide the stop protection of the virtual machine but retain the data in Azure Backup, then you will be charged $10 per month until the backup data is explicitly deleted by you.
Yes, the Azure Backup agent needs to be upgraded to the latest version to take advantage of the new pricing. Using an older agent will adversely impact the size of protected instances being billed.
The new pricing will be applicable to all Azure Backup customers.
With the new pricing, the backup data stored in Azure is billed at Block Blob rates for the region.
This depends on the storage choice selected for the backup vault. The choice of storage for the backup vault are: Locally Redundant Storage (LRS) or Geo-Redundant Storage (GRS).
Yes. The backup data in each vault will be billed at the appropriate LRS or GRS Block Blob rates for the region where the vault is located. The customer has complete control of the Azure storage bill with the vault choices that are picked.
The total amount of backup data held in Azure Backup (the “backend size”) for a specific Protected Instance can change due to the following factors:
The backup vault Dashboard page will show the total data from the machine registered to the vault. It will also show the type of storage used for the backup vault.
As with the current pricing, you do not have to pay for storage transactions with Azure Backup. These are included as a part of the software price that you pay.
ExpressRoute charges are not covered by Azure Backup. The customer will continue to pay for Azure Backup independently and for ExpressRoute based on the port speed that has been selected.
|Primary machine||Workload||Protected instance size||Billed amount*|
|1 Windows host||Windows Server 2012 (Files/Folder backup)||300GB||$10/month|
|3 Windows hosts||Microsoft Exchange |
|1 Windows client machine||Windows 8.1 (Files/Folder backup)||25GB||$5/month|
|1 Hyper-V virtual machine||Virtual machine backup||30GB||$5/month|
|1 Azure IaaS virtual machine||Virtual machine backup||250GB||$10/month|
|1 Windows guest machine||Windows Server 2012 (Files/Folder backup)||120GB||$10/month|
|1 Windows guest machine||Microsoft SQL Server standalone||600GB||$20/month|
|3 Windows guest machines|| Microsoft SQL Server cluster: ||70GB |
| $10/month + |
NOTE: If the databases move around in the cluster, then the size at the time of the backup is used for calculations
|5 Windows guest machines||Complete SharePoint farm with frontend, content databased etc…||1300GB|| $30/month (SharePoint farm size > 1000GB and < 1500GB) |
NOTE: A SharePoint farm is a special entity and is billed based on the total size of the protected data in the farm.
For protecting the 250GB of SQL Server databases to Azure Backup, the SQL Server is treated as a protected instance. Since the size of the protected instance is greater than 50GB but less than 500GB, the price is $10 per month. If the virtual machine is also backed-up to Azure Backup, it is counted as another protected Instance. Since the virtual machine size is between 50GB and 500GB, its price is also $10 per month.
Virtual machine backup and in-guest workload backup are charged independently.
Yes, when using the MAB server to backup data locally you will still be charged the per instance backup service fee. However, since the data is only being backed up locally, you will not incur any Azure storage charges.