Azure : Premium Storage empty disks are also billed

Hi all,

We all know that among the  Azure advantages is to pay what you consume. In storage for example, if you create a 500 GB VHD and there is just 100 GB used, you will be billed just for 100 GB instead of 500 GB. But this is not true for the Azure Premium Storage:

For Azure Premium Storage, you will be billed for the number of P disks you are using, and here some examples to better understand:

If you create a 50 GB VHD, you will be billed for a P10 disk (128 GB)

If you create a 150 GB GB VHD, you will be billed for a P20 disk (512 GB)

If you create a 600 GB VHD, you will be billed for a P30 disk (1024 GB)

I think that this billing model is very expensive and will not be appreciated by customers, I wish Microsoft will rethink again about it.

The following table resumes the billing possibilities depending on VHD sizes

Snap 2015-04-19 at 22.35.36

Source : Microsoft (See the FAQ)

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