It’s April Fool’s Day, and the new pricing system for Azure Backup comes into force today. Make of that what you want 😀
I am not a fan of the new pricing system. I am all for costs coming down, but I can say from 8 months of selling Azure, complex pricing BLOCKS sales efforts by Microsoft partners. The new system isn’t just “price per GB” but it also includes the abstract notion of an “instance”. A new blog post by Microsoft attempts to explain clearly what an instance is.
I’ve read it. I think I understand it. I know that no MSFT partner sales person will read it, our customers will call me, and when I explain it to them, I know that a sale will not happen. I’ve seen that trend with Azure too often (all but a handful of occasions) to know it’s not a once-off.
Anyway … enjoy the post by Microsoft.