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. 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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    • Provide detailed costs

      provide the assumption calculation details for bulk import in much the same way as per the manual input.
      They are shown at the bottom of the page with the calculations results.

      13 votes
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      • Improve the diagnostics

        Saying “Input string was not in a correct format. Click here for help.” without at least indicating the row is very poor. Since there is no verbose mode it is impossible to troubleshoot. I know that the file format is correct because when I truncate the file to 1,3 and 5 rows of data it works fine. My file is attached.

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        • Will the Bulk Import feature import Cloudamize Data?

          Will the Bulk Import feature import Cloudamize Data?

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          • TCO calculator Memory option is limited to 3.5GB?

            It seems there is a bug on the dropdown wherein the input sections is limited to 3.5GB

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            • Increase Memory Options

              The memory options are too limited. There are larger memory sizes available in azure than within the calculator that is supposed to represent real world options. Physical servers can have TBs of memory. Azure servers currently scale to .5TB. The TCO calculator maxes out at 112GB.

              4 votes
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              • Increase core per proc

                The max core per proc is 4. It is way too low for current proc.

                8 votes
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                • MAP Import

                  It would be great to be able to upload the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) tool data into the calculator in order to perform the TCO calculations.

                  3 votes
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                  • Storage options

                    Give option SSD – Shared SSD/Dedicated SSD/JBODs. If Storage is shared, as the user to provide input as a % of targeted storage used for this solution.

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                    • 4 votes
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                      • 3 votes
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                        • Add decimal points

                          Needs to be able to handle decimal points in the cost assumptions. Or alternatively, allow changes in unit for costs -- e.g., providing storage costs in dollars per TB instead of dollars per GB in assumptions.

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                          • Combine physical and VM environments

                            I believe it may be helpful to have both VM and Physicals considered within a comparison. Often times we have apps that utilize both VM's and Physicals, as our comparisons are not for entire data centers, but app specific.

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                            • Inputs and RAM selection

                              The background of the input cells not be gray. As this indicated to me initially that it is disabled. Also, the RAM selections are limited to only a few tiers. Can this be expanded?

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