Pay as you go with Azure – plus get free services
Create an Azure account and purchase cloud services at pay-as-you-go pricing.
- Get free amounts of 25+ services each month.
- Only pay for what you use beyond free amounts.
- No up-front commitment. Cancel at any time.
Take advantage of these always-free products
Azure Cosmos DB
provisioned throughput with 25 GB of storage
Azure App Service
web, mobile or API apps with 1 GB storage
requests per month
Azure Event Grid
operations per month
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
Azure Logic Apps NEW
built-in actions with the Consumption plan.
Azure Cognitive Search
of storage for 10,000 hosted documents and 3 indexes per service.
Azure Service Fabric
users with unlimited private Git repos
policy assessment and recommendations
Azure Data Factory
Azure Notification Hubs
push notifications with free namespace
of job runtime
Azure Data Catalog
Azure Virtual Network
Inter-VNET data transfer
Bandwidth (Data Transfer)
Visual Studio Code
modules and 1 hour per experiment with 10 GB storage
SQL Server 2019 Developer Edition
Save up to 80 per cent on pay-as-you-go pricing with these discounts
Azure Reserved VM Instances
Save up to 72 per cent compared to pay-as-you-go pricing with one-year or three-year terms on Linux or Windows virtual machines.
Azure Hybrid Benefit
Use your on-premises Windows Server or SQL Server licences with Software Assurance to save up to 80 per cent* compared to pay-as-you-go pricing when you combine with cost savings from Azure Reserved Virtual Machine (VM) Instances.
Get discounted rates on Azure for ongoing development and testing, for services including Azure Virtual Machines, HDInsight and App Service.
*Savings based on D4_v2 three-year RI in West US 2 Region and Software Assurance cost (Level A) for Windows Server Standard edition (four 2-core licences). Actual savings may vary depending on region, instance type, usage or customer-specific Windows Server licence cost. Prices as of November 2017.
Other ways to pay for Azure
Explore more options for purchasing Azure, including through your Microsoft representative or as part of a managed service from a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider. Choose the best option for your organisation.