More Memory Needed in Entry-Level Subscription Plan
I am looking into Azure to host our point of sale software. After looking at the pricing, we realize that to serve just 1 user of our software, it will require at the minimum a "Small VM" subscription plan with 1.75GB of RAM in order to cope with some operations particularly resource-hungry report generation. And this would cost us $66.96/month.
At that rate after adding a profit margin for administrating the server and other stuff on our side, the end-user would end up with a price tag that continues to render the traditional localised system a more compelling option.
There is a need for Microsoft to look into what kind of applications users are wanting to host on Azure and then match the memory configuration to them with an entry-level pricing. It seems that RAM is the most costly of features in such hosting service and the reason apparently has to do with the upper limit of RAM on a machine.
So I think this RAM constraint merits some ingenious solution on the part of the hosting company and perhaps in collaboration with its hardware counterpart. This given that its business model is one that is highly reliant on providing enough memory power to many users on a single machine.
Can you confirm, the primary goal here is to have more memory for a smaller price tag?
It's okay I found a MS-recommended cloud hosting service with a much lower price tag and 1 GB ram.