How can I estimate Azure costs when doing migrations that require an Azure subscription?
Several migration types require that you have an Azure account. These include Google Vault, PST, file server file share, and file server home directory migrations. In these migrations, data moves to Microsoft Azure Blob storage, and then MigrationWiz transfers the data to its Destination.
In these scenarios, you will incur a fee from Microsoft only for the Azure storage. Data transfer fees are only incurred with cross-region, and total egress, from
azure traffic. As explained below, there should be no outbound data transfer fees for this migration, because your Azure storage needs to be in the same region as the Destination tenant, for the migration.
If Office 365 is the destination, then MigrationWiz includes logic which checks for the region of the Destination tenant, and will then utilize migration workers only from that same region.
Below in an explanation of why the above logic has been implemented, in order to prevent outbound data transfer fees.
When does MigrationWiz transfer data more than once?
Under certain conditions, MigrationWiz will transfer data more than one time. These are some of the scenarios in which MigrationWiz will transfer data from your blob storage more than one time:
In each of these scenarios, when you restart the migration, MigrationWiz starts from the beginning.
Visit the Microsoft Azure Pricing Calculator website to estimate your Azure storage costs.