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. 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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    • 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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        • The calculator does not seem like working

          the calculator does not seem working

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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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                    • 6 votes
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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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                        • 2 votes
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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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                            • 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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                              • 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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                                • Storage Options

                                  Hi

                                  I am trying to calculate our Infrastructure to switch over to Azure. Under Storage, I am only able to add 20 entries. Can this be extended as I need a lot more.

                                  Corne
                                  +64 22 382 0929
                                  corne.vdw@arrowinternational.co.nz

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                                  • No output when using custom template for bulk input?

                                    When uploading an input file using the custom template when I click on calculate it spins for a while then nothing happens ie no output. I have tried on Edge, Chrome and IE11, all with the same result.

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                                    • Compute Bulk Import Costs

                                      Do the [MAPS] bulk import costs include the storage associated with the imported VMs? (I note the disk sizes reported in the bulk output file)
                                      If not, perhaps you could allow bulk import into the storage field also; otherwise I have hundreds of individual lines to enter...

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                                        No, the MAP import only supports completion of the Compute section. The Storage section in the TCO Calculator is an aggregate storage number across all your VMs. As a workaround, you could sum all of the disk sizes that are reported in the MAP file and enter that into the TCO Calculator.

                                      • 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.

                                        • 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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