Azure TCO Calculator

The Azure TCO calculator allows customers to compare on-premises infrastructure costs to potential Azure costs and to estimate the savings they could realize by migrating their application workloads to Microsoft Azure. Let us know if you have any suggestions, ideas or feedback based on your experience using the TCO calculator.
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  1. I am looking for an excel file of this calculator

    I am looking for an excel file of this calculator which also has assumptions section. Everyone expects a template and this excel file can unblock all such opportunities for onboarding/migration

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    • 7 votes
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      • ARM template upload

        Allow to upload the ARM template for resource group and then ask other attributes like CPU, bandwidth separately

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        • the ability to enter storage size / IOPS for VMs

          currently it is not possible to enter the storage size / IOPS requirement for VMs

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            This is a good request and we will evaluate. As you can tell, our model is driven by cores/memory requirements alone. Adding IOPS as another driving factor is something we’ll prioritize based on popularity/votes for this feature.

          • New Azure TCO caluclator does not have option to import data

            New Azure TCO caluclator does not have option to import data ? all details to be entered manually, please look into that as earlier TCO had that option

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            • 4 votes
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              • Does the TCO still support bulk import MAP data?

                I can't find it now... and I don't want to have to enter hundreds of server specs in there manually...

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                • The calculator does not seem like working

                  the calculator does not seem working

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                  • 2 votes
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                    • Compute type - SQL Server VMs

                      When choosing compute of type 'SQL Server VMs' in the input, does it consider SQL Server licensing costs or is it just the servers, can you please clarify? What actually should we be choosing in inputs, to get a sense of savings on SQL Server if we move it to Azure.

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                      • Improve Pricing Calculator to show clearer Reserved Instance Costs

                        If you have a compute item with 3 year reservation, firstly, the monthly "effective cost" is shown, not the actual amount required to pay. The calculator needs to be clearer (like the AWS one). Secondly, if you export to spreadsheet, what i assume to be the 3 year upfront cost comes under "Annual payment" and the number it produces is the 36 month cost divided into annual payments, even though the web page says the entire amount is due upfront for the reserved instance?
                        Also, please make the calculator stop switching the VM type when going between PAYG/1y/3y reservations. It's…

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                        • Make it more competitive

                          show the ROI on Azure versus our competitors e.g; AWS

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                          • Reserved Instance Price not Accurate

                            Reserved Instance Price not Accurate.

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                            • Bulk Input Keeps Failing with Zero Feedback, Just stops and goes back to page, no output

                              I see someone else complained about this. Checked their format and it is different from mine (must have evolved since they posted). I used the template from the Help file, attached--should I be dropping it to have just the column headers (there are two header rows in the template)? And I see no way to ask for help other than this Feedback page.

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                              • Add depreciation

                                Add depreciation calculations on the hardware. Tax savings are often used as an excuse to avoid the cloud.

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                                • Your TCO calculator doesn't even allow me to enter my current hardware specs

                                  We currently ship servers with 128 cores and 1.5TB RAM. There's no way to even begin entering them into your TCO calculator. (4 processes per node limit? 8 core per process limit?)

                                  Seems like a glaring oversight from someone pushing themselves as HPC specialists.

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                                  • I cannot input my data for 'On-premices costs'.

                                    I cannot input my data for 'On-premices costs'.

                                    Also, the Export Excel file does not contain any formulas, but only the final values and if you change any digits in Excel, there is no automatic re-calculation.

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                                    • Please add a saving and share feature

                                      Please add a feature where we can save and share the work in this tool with customer's and peers.

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                                      • Doubts around costs assumptions

                                        In Hardware Cost Assumption Tab, we can see K80 and M60 costs. What are about these costs and how can I estimate then?
                                        In Datacenter Costs Assumption Tab, there is a cost called Data center useful life. What unit should I consider here - years, semester or other one?
                                        Tks in advance!

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                                        • Prices Suddenly Unavailable

                                          Hello! I am calculating using TCO_Custom_Input. First I select 1 year timeframe, using US East 2, and then I want to check for 2 year timeframe, at this point I get a message that the prices for the selected region are not available, and prompted to select Central Canada. Why is this happening if seconds ago US East 2 was working?

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