I have been looking at this microsoft Azure Saas example. Thought it might be a good example of how to deploy and manage a saas.

However, upon creating a resource and then running their custom deploy template I checked up the associated tier costs of this example and found that on one database it appeared to be estimated at $45 a month and on the other (the tenant databases) it was $175 dollars a month. Is this the standard cost of running saas on Azure and is, are there cheaper options? It just seems you are getting railroaded into a particularly expensive start per month.. is this the average cost of running this type of thing?

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