At the Philly Cloud Computing usergroup last night Chris Rolon, a local Azure wiz, showed off a new application from Neudesic called Azure ROI. This freely available application takes the currently announced Azure pricing and allows you to play with numbers around what your usage would be. Want to see what it would be like if you added more (or less) storage, messages, etc? Now you can easily change configurations around and see what your costs would be per day, month or year.
The calculator also offers a Migration Costs and ROI tab that will allow you to see your break even point as well as your up front costs for migrating to the cloud.
The application is written entirely in Silverlight and uses Azure as its back end. They will be making the source code freely available soon up on Codeplex for people to download. They’ve already got a few popular Silverlight/Azure apps up there right now including an Azure Storage Explorer that is worth checking out.
You can check out the Azure ROI Calculator here.