SSD storage pricing is way high and the calculator in no way captures the actual cost that's incurred
The SSD pricing is way too costly for us - I tried the calculator ( https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/calculator/ ) but when I started using it, it went off charts!! When I got in touch with the customer care, I was told the charge of the disk is list price which is used to multiply the consumed units.
I've been using a single premium storage (SSD) which means I should be charged at $19.71 per month ( 1 X $19.71) and any the consumed units to be charged at $0.0036 per unit, so for instance if I have consumed 2.7 units it should be 2.7 X $0.0036 = $0.00972 per month; so the total per month should be $19.71972 ($19.71 + $0.00972), but I'm charged $53.217 (2.7 X $19.71) per month, which cannot be determined from the calculator - it's so misleading.
Atleast an example to explain the scenario (like how AWS does) would have been easier to follow.
Please bring down the cost of the SSD storage, these disks aren't as costly as it used to be 5-10 years back. Thanks!
Azure Storage team is reviewing this request and will provide an update soon.
It's been almost 2 months, do you have an update?