Tune in. Meet one of the key minds behind the Azure business model and learn about some of the reasoning used in constructing the official plan:
Windows Azure, SQL Azure and .NET Services will be commercially available at the Professional Developer Conference 2009 and we hope you will continue building on the Community Technology Preview (CTP) at no cost today.
Upon commercial availability we will offer Windows Azure through a consumption-based pricing model, allowing partners and customers to pay only for the services that they consume.
Compute @ $0.12 / instance hour
Storage @ $0.15 / GB / month stored
Storage Transactions @ $0.01 / 10K
Web Edition – Up to 1 GB relational database @ $9.99 Business Edition – Up to 10 GB relational database @ $99.99
Messages @ $0.15/100K message operations, including Service Bus messages and Access Control tokens