Add a paid shared option between the Free tier and the Basic tier
While the basic tier was a step in the right direction, it's not working perfectly for us.
We are running a single basic instance for budgetary reasons. As a result, we see occasional (albeit brief) slowdowns/outages when code updates are deployed by the azure search team.
My understanding is that the free tier actually has better availability than a single dedicated instance.
Our index fits in the free tier. However, we wouldn't have enough room for QA and DEV indexes.
This has me considering the odd arrangement of running our production index in the free tier for higher availability, and QA and DEV in a single basic instance.
Instead, I would like to see a paid shared option somewhere around $25-$50 a month. I'm not particularly concerned about an SLA.
Thank you for your feedback. While it is unlikely we’ll address this suggestion in the near future, we’ll reassess based on the number of votes it receives.
Azure Search Product Team