VPN/ExpressRoute support in Standard Tier
If you must charge more for VPN make it a paid for add-on for Standard tier.
Using the standard tier is already tough to justify for our low volume business case. Unfortunately the backend servers are in a private network so we need the ExpressRoute functionality.
API Management was justified based on it also being the authentication gateway and firewall between the Internet and our internal APIs. The business case doesn’t work if we still need to manage Internet facing reverse proxy servers or pay for Premium.