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Azure VMware Solution pricing

Run your VMware workloads natively on Azure

Azure VMware Solution is an Azure service to redeploy and extend your VMware-based enterprise workloads to Azure. We provide the management systems, networking services, operating platform and backend infrastructure operations required to run native VMware environments at scale in Azure. Innovate with Azure’s capabilities, scale, and economics. Reuse your existing VMware tools and skills to manage your workloads on Azure without disrupting any network, security or data protection policies. Focus on creating business value while we help you reduce costs.

We offer node configurations based on core, memory and storage requirements. You can choose the type of node that best fits your needs. You can take advantage of the Reserved Instance purchase option for one or three years of price predictability.

You can achieve even more savings with the Azure Hybrid Benefit and free Extended Security Updates to reduce your overall total cost of ownership for Azure VMware Solution.

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Prices are estimates only and are not intended as actual price quotes. Actual pricing may vary depending on the type of agreement entered with Microsoft and the currency exchange rate. Prices are calculated based on US dollars and converted using Thomson Reuters benchmark rates refreshed on the first day of each calendar month. Sign in to the Azure pricing calculator to see pricing based on your current program/offer with Microsoft. Contact an Azure sales specialist for more information on pricing or to request a price quote. See frequently asked questions about Azure pricing.

Azure VMware Solution

Instance size Core(s) RAM All Flash storage NVMe cache Hourly 1 year reserved 3 year reserved
AV36 36 576 GB 15.36 TB 3.2 TB $-/hour $-/hour $-/hour

A minimum of three nodes are required to deploy Azure VMware Solutions Private Cloud. Pricing shown above reflects single-node pricing only. This pricing covers VMware licensing costs of NSX-T, vSphere, vSAN and HCX Advanced.

You can also take advantage of unmatched Azure pricing and benefits for Windows Server and SQL Server hosted on Azure VMware Solution including Azure Hybrid Benefits and free Extended Security Updates.

VMware HCX Advanced is included as part of Azure VMware Solution as standard. You now also have the option to add VMware HCX Enterprise edition via a support request. HCX Enterprise edition is generally available and supported on Azure VMware Solution; the Enterprise edition includes important functionality such as Replicated Assisted vMotion and Mobility Optimised Networking.

12 month promotion: VMware HCX Enterprise Edition will be available for customers to add and run with their Azure VMware Solution environment free of charge until 1/10/2022.

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  • Initially you must purchase a minimum of three nodes (or instance sizes) when you provision the service for the first time.
  • Customers are charged hourly each time they provision a node. You can also choose to buy reserved instances for Azure VMware Solution for one- or three-year periods.

  • For all your Windows Server 2008/R2 and SQL Server 2008/R2 workloads on Azure VMware Solutions, you get Extended Security Updates at no additional charge for three years. If these workloads are deployed on-premises or on other clouds, the security updates will cost you an additional 75% of licence price of the latest versions of Windows Server and SQL Server annually. These significant cost savings free you to invest in modernising your Windows Server 2008/R2 and SQL Server 2008/R2 workloads. In addition, you can take advantage of Azure Hybrid Benefit, allowing you to run your Windows Server and SQL Server workloads both on-premises and in the cloud.

  • Yes, HCX is included in the Azure VMware Solutions offering.

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