Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Calculator

For a long time clients would ask me how to determine the cost savings by migrating their applications and databases to Azure.  I never had a good answer until now: The Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Calculator.  Now in preview, just provide a brief description of your on-premises environment to get an instant estimate of the cost savings you can realize by migrating your application workloads to Microsoft Azure.  Here is an example:

Enter the inputs:


Enter the assumptions:


Hit the “Calculate” button, and out comes the report:



About James Serra

James is a big data and data warehousing solution architect at Microsoft. Previously he was an independent consultant working as a Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence architect and developer. He is a prior SQL Server MVP with over 25 years of IT experience.
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