Upgrade to Standard SKU public IP addresses in Azure by 30 September 2025—Basic SKU will be retired
Published date: 07 October, 2022
On 30 September 2025, Basic SKU public IP addresses will be retired in Azure. You can continue to use your existing Basic SKU public IP addresses until then, however, you'll no longer be able to create new ones after 31 March 2025.
Standard SKU public IP addresses offer significant improvements, including:
- Access to a variety of other Azure products, including Standard Load Balancer, Azure Firewall, and NAT Gateway.
- Security by default—closed to inbound flows unless allowed by a network security group.
- Zone-redundant and zonal front ends for inbound and outbound traffic.
If you have any Basic SKU public IP addresses deployed in Azure Cloud Services (extended support), those deployments will not be affected by this retirement and you don't need to take any action for them.