-> I see not much of a difference in terms of cost when you provision an 1, 2 or 4 Core Azure IaaS Virtual machine with SQL Server Enterprise or Standard edition.
-> I am using Azure pricing calculator to check this.
-> I am checking below IaaS Virtual Machines,
DS1 v2 (1 vCPU(s), 3.5 GB RAM) x 730 Hours
DS2 v2 (2 vCPU(s), 7 GB RAM) x 730 Hours
DS3 v2 (4 vCPU(s), 14 GB RAM) x 730 Hours
-> Checking DS1 v2 (1 vCPU(s), 3.5 GB RAM) x 730 Hours,
-> Checking DS2 v2 (2 vCPU(s), 7 GB RAM) x 730 Hours
-> Checking DS3 v2 (4 vCPU(s), 14 GB RAM) x 730 Hours
-> If you compare SQL Server Enterprise Edition cost for 1 Core, 2 Cores or 4 Cores. It is all same. This is due to the fact that SQL Server license starts with a pack of 4 cores. Even though we use 1 or 2 cores you will be charged for 4 cores. This is applicable for Standard Edition.
-> There is a difference in overall cost between these servers, but to me it is worth to consolidate database Servers to a one (1) – 4 Core Virtual machine rather than provisioning 4 – 1 Core Virtual machines or 2 – 2 Core Virtual machines.
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