We strive hard at Azure to offer you the best value in one of the most cost effective ways in the public cloud. We believe in providing a comprehensive cloud platform that not only enables customers to innovate rapidly, but to also do so at the best possible prices. To that end, today we are happy to announce significant price reductions on several Azure Virtual Machine families and Storage types. We hope this will further lower the barrier to entry for our customers and accelerate cloud transformation.
Azure Virtual Machines:
We have reduced prices on Compute optimized instances – F Series, General purpose instances – A1 Basic by up to 24% and 61% respectively.
The table below shows an example of the VM price reductions in UK South. Please refer to the VM pricing page for all the regions and details.
|Azure VMs||Price reductions (Linux VM)||Price reductions (Windows VM)|
|F1 to F16||-23%||-18%|
We will also be announcing price reductions specifically for our D-series General-purpose instances in the near future.
Azure Blob Storage:
We have reduced prices on Azure Storage offerings - Hot Block Blob Storage, Cool Block Blob Storage by up to 31% and 38% respectively. These new prices are only available to customers using Azure Blob Storage Accounts. Customers who are on the General Purpose Blob Storage can take advantage of these prices by moving data from General Purpose Blob to Azure Blob Storage account using tools such as AZ copy.
The table below shows an example of the Storage price reductions in UK South. Please refer to the Storage pricing page for all the regions and details.
|Azure Storage||Price reductions|
|Hot Block Blob||-26%|
|Cool Block Blob||-38%|
All of the new reduced prices take effect today. We are excited about these new lower prices and how it helps our customers accomplish a lot more. For more details, please visit Linux Virtual Machines Pricing.