The recent release of Sitecore 9.2. has prompted a series of questions around the changes between the new version, and its predecessors 9.1. and 9.0. We're going to play spoiler and remove some of the mystery of what you can expect from a Sitecore + Azure + PaaS perspective. In this blog post, we try to shed some light on this and take a deep-dive into the cost, feature and infrastructure changes between Sitecore 9.0, 9.1. and 9.2.
Azure Deployment Topologies & SKUs
Before we dive into the cost, feature and infrastructure changes that have occurred across each new version, let’s first take a look at the evolution of the templates used by Sitecore XP in versions 9.0, 9.1 and 9.2.
Sitecore uses a resource templating system called ARM templates to create automated deployments in Azure. With each version of Sitecore, new versions of the ARM templates are released and provided in Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large topologies for XP1. The new versions of these templates adjust both the infrastructure, as well as the size/power of the resources that are used by Sitecore.
Cost Comparison By Version
With all this in mind, let's take a look at how the pricing has changed between each version.
|SKU||Sitecore XP1 9.0||Sitecore XP1 9.1||Sitecore XP1 9.2|
|Extra Small||$1,108.58 USD||$1,638.85 USD||$1,393.57 USD|
|Small||$1,262.32 USD||$1,843.83 USD||$1,598.55 USD|
|Medium||$2,097.00 USD||$3,314.71 USD||$2,824.15 USD|
|Large||$4,623.60 USD||$6,324.43 USD||$5,588.59 USD|
|Extra Large||$7,686.75 USD||$10,117.00 USD||$9,381.16 USD|
These are monthly estimates using 30.42 days/month based on the SKUs as of August 22, 2019.
Detailed Cost Breakdown
What Changed In Each Version?
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