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Base Unit Pricing
$59.95 per Base Unit per month.
Monthly usage exceeding the amount included in the Base Units purchased will be charged at Pay-As-You-Go rates.
Subscription term: 6 months
Note: As of April 16, 2013, you may only use your included small compute instance hours to run the Cloud Services standard instances (A0, A1, A2, A3, and A4). You will be billed for any Virtual Machines usage at Pay-As-You-Go rates.
Base Unit Includes
|Cloud Services ||Backup |
|750 hours of a small compute instance ||5 GB |
|Storage ||CDN ||Data Transfers ||Service Bus |
|10 GB Local and 10 GB Geo Redundant storage capacity ||Zone 1: 14 GB out ||Zone 1: 19 GB out ||13,500,000 messages |
|1,000,000 storage transactions ||Zone 2: 5 GB out ||Zone 2: 10 GB out ||3,800 relay hours |
Data centers in North America and Europe are classified under Zone 1 and those for the rest of the world are classified under Zone 2. Data transfers for CDN are billed separately from other data transfers.
During the six month term of this subscription, you may increase the number of Base Units you purchase at any time. Any increase in Base Units will be effective as of the next billing cycle. Base Units may only be decreased at time of renewal.
Any unused portion of a Base Unit will not be refunded or carried over to the next billing cycle. The amount of service included in each Base Unit will not change during the term of your subscription.
You will be notified at least 30 days in advance of any changes to the Pay-As-You-Go rates.
New services may be added periodically to the Azure platform. We will notify you in advance of these new services and any fees that might be charged for using them. However, you would only be charged if you elect to use the new services.
Any taxes which may result from receiving services at no charge are the sole responsibility of the recipient.
Customers may pay by credit card, debit card or invoice. Invoice requires an initial monthly base commitment exceeding $500.00 per month for customers in the United States and $250.00 per month elsewhere. Customers choosing to pay by invoice may have their service activation delayed pending credit verification.
More details on pricing and billing can be found on our Pricing page.
You may cancel without penalty during the first 30 days of each subscription term. You are still responsible to pay for the base commitment and any overage for that first month. Cancelations after the first 30 days of a subscription term require full payment of the base commitment for the remaining months of the subscription and any overage incurred.
After your initial six month subscription term, you will have the option to renew your subscription at whatever renewal rate we have at that time, which is currently the Base Unit Pricing indicated in this offer. You may change the amount of your base commitment at time of renewal but you must commit to at least one Base Unit in order to renew.
Your subscription will by default be automatically set to renew. You will be notified via e-mail when your term is about to renew. You do have the ability to opt out of auto renew at any time.
This offer is no longer available for purchase. Existing subscribers are able to continue utilizing this offer.
The following monthly usage quotas are applied. If you need more than these limits, please contact customer service at any time so that we can understand your needs and adjust these limits appropriately.
Cloud Services and Virtual Machines
The standard quota is 20 concurrent Standard Small (A1) compute instances or an equivalent number of other types or sizes of compute instances as determined by using the compute instance quota conversion table below.
|1 Compute Instance in the Following ||Number of Equivalent Standard Small (A1) Instances |
|Extra Small (A0) ||1 |
|Small (A1) ||1 |
|Medium (A2) ||2 |
|Large (A3) or A6 ||4 |
|Extra Large (A4) or A7 ||8 |
5 concurrent storage accounts
An object is an entry in the directory service, represented by its unique distinguished name. An example of an object is a user entry used for authentication purpose.
If you exceed the above quotas for a given month, you will still be responsible for charges that exceed the quotas. We also reserve the right to disable your account in any month that you exceed the quota, but we will make multiple attempts to contact you by e-mail before doing so. There are additional situations that may require us to disable a customer's account, including non-payment of fees. For further details, please refer to our Online Services Use Rights for the Azure platform that is published on our legal page.
Service Level Agreements
We offer a set of robust service level agreements for each of the Azure platform services. More details on each of our SLAs can be found on our SLA page. Service level agreements are not provided for services during preview.
Microsoft will provide services to you up to at least the level of the associated usage included in the base units you purchased (the Service Commitment), but all other increases in usage levels of service resources (e.g. adding to the number of compute instances running, or increasing the amount of storage in use) are subject to the availability of these service resources.
Any quota described in the Usage Quotas section is not a Service Commitment. For purposes of determining the number of simultaneous small compute instances(or their equivalent) that Microsoft will provide as part of a Service Commitment, this is determined by dividing the number of committed small compute instance hours purchased in a month by the number of hours in the shortest month of the year (i.e., February – 672 hours).