In May, I gave a session at Integrate 2016 titled Azure IaaS Essentials for the BizTalk Developer (watch online now).
In that session I outlined that prices for Azure resource vary by data center.
In case you did not know, the price you pay for Azure resources in a US datacenter can vary from that in Brazil (expensive) , Japan, Indian, and so on.
What is interesting though, is that event data centers in the United States have different prices.
From what I’ve seen, the East 2 and West 2 data centers seem to have better prices than a lot of the other US data centers.
I checked some prices on Virtual Machines and Storage – not all Azure resource – but some prices were as much as 13% lower!
If you use a lot of Azure saving up to 13% or maybe more can really add up.
The key take-a-way is to ensure you check the prices of the resources in multiple data centers if you have the ability to do so for your scenario.
Interesting and perhaps something to develop a solution for. Moving around servers to the point were it's cheapest.
Good to know. That is a surprising difference within the US. There are probably some data centers are more popular than others. I know I have switched data centers in the past because I discovered that certain services were not available in my first choice.