Windows Azure AppFabric Caching 'End of the Free Promotional Period' Announced, Now Chargeable

Begining, August 1, 2011, Microsoft's Windows Azure AppFabric Caching service is no more free as the promotional period ended on July 31, 2011. From now onward, Microsoft will begin charging at the standard monthly rates mentioned under.If you are using caching and do not desire to be billed, please be sure to stop using caching […]

Begining, August 1, 2011, Microsoft's Windows Azure AppFabric Caching service is no more free as the promotional period ended on July 31, 2011. From now onward, Microsoft will begin charging at the standard monthly rates mentioned under.

If you are using caching and do not desire to be billed, please be sure to stop using caching in excess of what is included with your offer immediately.

  • $45.00 for a 128MB cache
  • $55.00 for a 256MB cache
  • $75.00 for a 512MB cache
  • $110.00 for a 1GB cache
  • $180.00 for a 2GB cache
  • $325.00 for a 4GB cache

"If you are signed up for one of the Windows Azure Platform offers, it may include a 128MB cache option at no additional charge for a certain period of time, depending on the specific offer. You can find out whether your offer includes a 128MB cache at no additional charge by going to our page that lists our various Windows Azure Platform offers," informs Windows Azure team.

[Source: Windows Azure team]