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Managed Disks pricing

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Azure Managed Disks are the new and recommended disk storage offering for use with Azure virtual machines for persistent storage of data. You can use multiple Managed Disks with each virtual machine. We offer four types of Managed Disks — Ultra SSD Managed Disks, Premium SSD Managed Disks, Standard SSD Managed Disks, Standard HDD Managed Disks.

Are you looking for pricing details for Page Blobs also referred as Unmanaged Disks? See Unmanaged Disk and Page Blob pricing.

Pricing reflects preview discount for items that are in preview. When the preview ends, GA pricing will come in to effect.

Pricing details

Premium SSD Managed Disks

Premium SSD Managed Disks are high performance Solid State Drive (SSD) based Storage designed to support I/O intensive workloads with significantly high throughput and low latency. With Premium SSD Managed Disks, you can provision a persistent disk and configure its size and performance characteristics.

The total cost of Premium SSD Managed Disks depends on the size and number of the disks, and will be affected by the number of outbound data transfers. These disk sizes provide different input/output operations per sec (IOPS), throughput caps, and monthly price per GiB. You choose the option that best meets your required storage size, IOPS, and throughput. Attach several persistent disks to a VM and you can configure up to PBs of storage per VM, and achieve 80,000 input/output operations per second, and 1,600 MB per second disk throughput per VM at less than one millisecond latency for read operations. Premium SSD Managed Disks are supported by DS-series, DSv2-series, FS-series, and GS-series VM sizes which are specifically targeted for Premium SSD Managed Disks.

You can store Managed Disk snapshots and images for Premium SSD Managed Disks on Standard storage. You can choose between locally redundant (LRS) and Zone redundant (ZRS) options. These snapshots and images are charged at $0.05/GB per month for both Standard LRS and ZRS options based on the used portion of the disk. For example, if you create a snapshot of a managed disk with provisioned capacity of 64 GB and actual used data size of 10 GB, snapshot will be billed only for the used data size of 10 GB. If you choose to store them on Premium SSD Managed Disk storage, you’ll be charged at $-/GB per month.

P4 P6 P10 P15 P20 P30 P40 P50 P60 (PREVIEW)* P70 (PREVIEW)* P80 (PREVIEW)*
Disk Size 32 GiB 64 GiB 128 GiB 256 GiB 512 GiB 1 TiB 2 TiB 4 TiB 8 TiB 16 TiB 32 TiB (32767 GiB)
Price per month $- $- $- $- $- $- $- $- $- $- $-
IOPS per disk 120 240 500 1,100 2,300 5,000 7,500 7,500 12,500 15,000 20,000
Throughput per disk 25 MB/second 50 MB/second 100 MB/second 125 MB/second 150 MB/second 200 MB/second 250 MB/second 250 MB/second 480 MB/second 750 MB/second 750 MB/second

There are no transaction costs for Premium Disks.

* P60, P70, P80 disk sizes are available in selected preview regions only.

Managed disks are only available for Locally Redundant Storage (LRS). Please refer to Azure Storage replication page for more details on redundancy options.

Standard SSD Managed Disks

Standard SSD Managed Disks, a low-cost SSD offering, are optimized for test and entry-level production workloads requiring consistent latency. Standard SSD Managed Disks can also be used for big data workloads that require high throughput. Standard SSD Managed Disks deliver lower latency compared to Standard HDDs, while improving reliability and scalability for your applications, and are available with all Azure VM sizes. Standard SSD Managed Disks can be easily upgraded to Premium SSD Managed Disks for more demanding and latency-sensitive enterprise workloads. Offered as a managed disk solution, Standard SSD Managed Disks come with the same industry leading durability and availability that you expect from Premium SSD Managed Disks.

The total cost of Standard SSD Managed Disk storage depends on the size and number of disks, the number of transactions, and the number of outbound data transfers.

You can store snapshots and images for Standard SSD Managed Disks on Standard HDD storage. You can choose between locally redundant (LRS) and Zone redundant (ZRS) options. These snapshots and images are charged at $0.05/GB per month for both Standard LRS and ZRS options based on the used portion of the disk. For example, if you create a snapshot of a managed disk with provisioned capacity of 128 GB and actual used data size of 10 GB, snapshot will be billed only for the used data size of 10 GB. If you choose to store them on SSD storage, you’ll be charged at $-/GB per month.

E10 E15 E20 E30 E40 E50 E60 (PREVIEW)* E70 (PREVIEW)* E80 (PREVIEW)*
Disk Size 128 GiB 256 GiB 512 GiB 1 TiB 2 TiB 4 TiB 8 TiB 16 TiB 32 TiB (32767 GiB)
Price per month $- $- $- $- $- $- $- $- $-
IOPS per disk Up to 500 Up to 500 Up to 500 Up to 500 Up to 500 Up to 500 Up to 1,300 Up to 2,000 Up to 2,000
Throughput per disk Up to 60 MB/second Up to 60 MB/second Up to 60 MB/second Up to 60 MB/second Up to 60 MB/second Up to 60 MB/second Up to 300 MB/second Up to 500 MB/second Up to 500 MB/second

We charge $- per 10,000 transaction units for Standard SSD Managed Disks. Any type of operation against the storage is counted as a transaction, including reads, writes and deletes. We use IO unit size of 256 KiB for counting the billable transaction units. Please refer to Standard SSD documentation for more information.)

* E60, E70, E80 disk sizes are available in selected preview regions only.

Standard HDD Managed Disks

Standard HDD Managed Disks use Hard Disk Drive (HDD) based Storage media. They are best suited for dev/test and other infrequent access workloads that are less sensitive to performance variability.

The total cost of Standard HDD Managed Disk storage depends on the size and number of disks, the number of transactions, and the number of outbound data transfers.

Managed snapshots and images are charged at $-/GB per month for both LRS and ZRS options based on the used portion of the disk. For example, if you create a snapshot of a managed disk with provisioned capacity of 64 GB and actual used data size of 10 GB, snapshot will be billed only for the used data size of 10 GB.

S4 S6 S10 S15 S20 S30 S40 S50 S60 (PREVIEW)* S70 (PREVIEW)* S80 (PREVIEW)*
Disk Size 32 GiB 64 GiB 128 GiB 256 GiB 512 GiB 1 TiB 2 TiB 4 TiB 8 TiB 16 TiB 32 TiB (32767 GiB)
Price per month $- $- $- $- $- $- $- $- $- $- $-
IOPS per disk Up to 500 Up to 500 Up to 500 Up to 500 Up to 500 Up to 500 Up to 500 Up to 500 Up to 1,300 Up to 2,000 Up to 2,000
Throughput per disk Up to 60 MB/second Up to 60 MB/second Up to 60 MB/second Up to 60 MB/second Up to 60 MB/second Up to 60 MB/second Up to 60 MB/second Up to 60 MB/second Up to 300 MB/second Up to 500 MB/second Up to 500 MB/second

We charge $- per 10,000 transactions for Standard HDD Managed Disks. Any type of operation against the storage is counted as a transaction, including reads, writes and deletes.

* S60, S70, S80 disk sizes are available in selected preview regions only.

Managed disks are only available for Locally Redundant Storage (LRS). Please refer to Azure Storage replication page for more details on redundancy options.

Ultra SSD Managed Disks (Preview in East US 2)

Ultra SSD Managed Disks are our next generation high performance Solid State Drive (SSD) with configurable performance attributes that provide the lowest latency and consistent high IOPS/throughput. Ultra SSD Managed Disks offer unprecedented and extremely scalable performance with sub-millisecond latency. As a customer you can start small on IOPS and throughput and adjust your performance as your workload becomes more IO intensive.

The total cost of Ultra SSD Managed Disks depends on the size of the disks and their performance configuration and will be affected by the number of disks.

Ultra SSD Managed Disks come in different sizes that provide a configurable range of input/output operations per sec (IOPS), and a configurable range of throughput (MB/s), and are billed on an hourly rate. You choose the option that best meets your required storage size, IOPS, and throughput. All VMs that support Premium SSD can leverage Ultra SSD Managed Disks.

The following table summarizes the different configurations supported for different disk sizes:

Ultra SSD Managed Disk Offerings
Disk Size (GiB) 4 8 16 32 64 128 256 512 1024-65536 (in increments of 1 TiB)
IOPS Range 100-1200 100-2400 100-4800 100-9600 100-19200 100-38400 100-76800 100-160000 100-160000
Throughput Range (MB/s) 1-300 1-600 1-1200 1-2000 1-2000 1-2000 1-2000 1-2000 1-2000

*Please refer to the Ultra SSD documentation page for the full details on how to configure the disks.

Following are the preview prices: Ultra SSD storage is preview in East US 2 and is billed hourly at:

  • $0.000082 per GiB/hour
  • $0.000034 per provisioned IOPS/hour
  • $0.000685 per provisioned MB/s/hour
  • $0.003 per vcpu/hour provisioned reservation charge.
    This reservation charge is only imposed if you enable Ultra SSD capability on the VM without connecting an Ultra SSD disk.

Ultra SSD Managed Disks are billed on the provisioned sizes, provisioned IOPS and provisioned throughput. Azure maps the provisioned size (rounded up) to the nearest disk size offer. Each disk is billed accordingly on an hourly basis. For example, if you provisioned a 200 GiB Ultra SSD Disk, with 20,000 IOPS and 1,000 MB/second and deleted it after 20 hours, it will map to the disk size offer of 256 GiB and you'll be billed for the 256 GiB, 20,000 IOPS and 1,000 MB/second for 20 hours. This is regardless of the amount of actual data and number of IOs written to the disk.

Ultra SSD Managed disks are only available for Locally Redundant Storage (LRS). Please refer to Azure Storage replication page for more details on redundancy options.

Support & SLA

FAQ

  • You will be charged the same rate for your provisioned disk, regardless of how much of the disk space is being used.

  • The charges will be pro-rated on an hourly basis using the monthly price. For instance, Premium SSD for P15 is $- (price may vary per region). For October, you will be billed per $-/(31 days x 24 hours) = $-/hour

Support & SLA

  • Free billing and subscription management support.
  • Flexible support plans starting at $29/month. Shop for a plan.
  • Guaranteed 99.9 percent or greater availability (excludes preview services). Read the SLA.

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