The Microsoft Azure Stack documentation team has released a new Azure Stack Capacity Planner. This planner is intended to help assist in the pre-purchase planning efforts for determining the appropriate capacity and configuration of Azure Stack hardware solutions.

It will help you make informed decisions in the following 2 ways:

  1. Selecting a hardware offering and attempting to fit a combination of resources
  2. Defining the workload that Azure Stack is intended to run to view available SKUs that can support it

The Azure Stack Capacity Planner is built out as an Excel spreadsheet that is intended to support the normal investigation and analysis during the planning phase of discovering what resources are necessary for an Azure Stack hardware solution. It’s important to keep in mind that this is not a replacement for the normal process, but a tool that is meant to help determine what is needed to be purchased.

The tool can be downloaded from the Microsoft TechNet website here:

Download the Azure Stack Capacity Planner

Azure Stack Capacity Planner Excel Spreadsheet 2

Posted by Chris Pietschmann

Chris is a Microsoft MVP and has nearly 20 years of experience building enterprise systems both in the cloud and on-premises. He is also a Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect and developer, a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), and Cloud Advocate. He has a passion for technology and sharing what he learns with others to help enable them to learn faster and be more productive.


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  2. It’s excelent workbook, i was wondering if you have some similar workbook with Azure Pricing calculator, i mean some workbook that conect with azure pricing calculator throught some API or something like that and it allow me change caracteristics and it give me the price and all throught from Excel


    1. Chris Pietschmann April 14, 2018 at 9:42 pm has a pricing calculator built in. There’s nothing for Excel that I’m aware of.


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