What is the cost of cloudspamming?

Being of curious nature, I wanted to test if spam traffic would affect cloud services in a typical “pay as you go” scenario.

I ordered an introductory SQL Azure package from Microsoft with a pay as you go pricing plan.

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By creating a plain, empty, SQL server instance with a random public access name I managed to get a monthly $10 cost in just 2 months without any advertising or mentions anywhere.

It will be very interesting to se how the cloud services will develop in the future in regards to this aspect.

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