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Azure Hybrid Benefit

Save on Azure by using your existing on-premises Windows Server and SQL Server licences on the cloud with no additional cost.

Azure Hybrid Benefit is a licensing benefit that helps you do more with less. Reduce the costs of running your workloads in the cloud by using your on-premises Software Assurance-enabled Windows Server and SQL Server licences on Azure. The benefit now applies to RedHat and SUSE Linux subscriptions, too.

  • AWS is up to 5 times more expensive than Azure for Windows Server and SQL Server*

  • Save up to 85 per cent over the standard pay-as-you-go rate by bringing your Windows Server and SQL Server on-premises licences to Azure

  • Achieve the lowest cost of ownership by combining the Azure Hybrid Benefit, reservation pricing, and extended security updates

Azure Hybrid Benefit Savings Calculator

Enter the number of core licences that you own that are covered with active Software Assurance or Windows Server Subscriptions

Enter planned Azure deployment of Windows Virtual Machines

Eligible Virtual Machines based on instance size selection