Doug Hauger, Azure General Manager, owns the business side of the Windows Azure Platform pricing. How was the pricing determined? This interview on Channel 9 describes the thoughts behind the pricing and what it means to partners.
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.
See the video on Channel 9 at Doug Hauger: Inside the Windows Azure Platform Business Model.
Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation