Excellent article over on DZone.com that helps to clarify how Windows Azure prices itself based on your specific website needs. The article explains and details the effect of each of the Usage Quotas: File System/Storage, Egress Bandwidth, CPU Time, Memory, and Database. It also shows you how to monitor the usage as well as some examples on scaling and the effect that will have on pricing.

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