Locally redundant storage and geographically redundant storage are generally available. Read-Access Geographically redundant storage service is currently in preview. From now until March 2014, we will charge for Read-Access Geographically Redundant Storage at the same rate as Geographically Redundant storage prices. In March 2014, we will begin charging at the Read-Access Geographically Redundant Storage discounted preview price.
Storage has a tiered pricing structure in the Pay-As-You-Go plan. In the 6-month or 12-month plan, a discount of 20-32% is applied against the base tier in the Pay-As-You-Go pricing.
|LOCALLY REDUNDANT||GEOGRAPHICALLY REDUNDANT||READ-ACCESS GEOGRAPHICALLY REDUNDANT (Preview Price starting March 2014)||READ-ACCESS GEOGRAPHICALLY REDUNDANT (General Availability Price)|
|$-.--- - $-.--- per GB ||$-.--- - $-.--- per GB ||$-.--- - $-.--- per GB ||$-.--- - $-.--- per GB |
Storage feature comparison
| ||Locally Redundant||Geographically Redundant||Read-Access Geographically Redundant (After General Availability)|
|Redundancy ||Multiple replicas within a region ||Multiple replicas within a region, and additional replication between two regions ||Multiple replicas within a region, and additional replication between two regions |
|Read Access to replicas in the secondary region ||N/A ||No ||Yes |
|Availability SLA ||99.9% for all read/write access ||99.9% for all read/write access ||99.9% availability for writes |
99.99% availability to read data, where the data is read from secondary if primary is unavailable
$-.-- - $-.-- per 100,000 transactions
Transactions include both read and write operations to Storage.
Windows Azure Import/Export service is now available in limited preview in the US region.
Make a monthly commitment to Windows Azure for 6 months or 12 months and receive a significant discount of 20-32%. The discount you earn is determined by the monthly monetary amount you commit. We offer two options:
- Pay Monthly: Minimum commitment /month billed monthly
- Pre-Pay: Pre-Pay for the entire term and get an additional discount
For details on discount pricing, please see the 6-Month and 12-Month plan details.