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. 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.

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    • Increase core per proc

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

      9 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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        • 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.

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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.

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            • 4 votes
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              • 3 votes
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                • Difference in prices

                  Can someone explain why there are different prices between the URL (https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/virtual-machines/windows) and this TCO Calculator?

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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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                    • 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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                      • 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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                        • 2 votes
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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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                            • 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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                              • I kepp getting Something went wrong"! please fix it

                                whenever i use the calculator, the first row then calculate goes smooth and produces results, if I add another raw with more input it give me Something went wrong"!

                                please please please fix it ASAP

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                                • the world doesnt just run in USD please add GBP and other currencys

                                  at least have all the numbers indexed to a single cell in the Excel down of the calculation load so I can put in my exchange rate and see a global update.

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                                  • Will the Bulk Import feature import Cloudamize Data?

                                    Will the Bulk Import feature import Cloudamize Data?

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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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                                      • utilization

                                        Make it more obivous or simple to select the utilization of a VM. The Azure VM pricing is based on, by default, 40% utilization, meaning the VM would only be powered on for 40% of the time in Azure. This isn't realistic for lift and shift of datacenter workloads that are on 100% of the time and is producing inaccurate pricing comparisons.

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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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