Calculate Cost of Azure Backup

Calculate Cost of Azure Backup

 

Azure Backup is a reliable, inexpensive and scalable data protection solution for backing up on-premises data to the cloud.

Safeguard your critical business data with zero capital investment and minimal operational expense.

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The price of Azure Backup is dependent on the size of each protected instance. Azure Storage is a separate charge. Customers have the flexibility to choose between

  • LOCALLY REDUNDANT STORAGE (LRS)

  • ZONE REDUNDANT STORAGE (ZRS)

  • GEOGRAPHICALLY REDUNDANT STORAGE (GRS)

  • READ-ACCESS GEOGRAPHICALLY REDUNDANT STORAGE (RA-GRS)

Block Blobs

For streaming and storing documents, videos, pictures, backups and other unstructured text or binary data.

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Azure Backup Example

Assume a Windows Server that is used for file sharing of office documents and PDF files, which has a total file size of 400Gb.

Backup Protected Instance

400Gb

US$10 for protected instance

Storage Cost for the Full Backup

Locally Redundant Storage (LRS)

400Gb x US$0.024 = US$9.60

Data Changes between Backup

20% of Data

0.2 x 400Gb = 80Gb

Backup Schedule

  • Daily – 14 days

  • Weekly – 24 weeks

  • Monthly – 12 months

50 copies

Total Disk Space required for  a Backup Retention Period

50 copies

80Gb x 50 copies = 4000Gb

Total Disk Space After Data Compression

10%

4000Gb x 0.9 = 3600Gb

Storage Cost for the Incremental Backup

3600Gb x US$0.024 = US$86.40