How to buy Azure Stack
Azure Stack is sold as an integrated system, with software pre-installed on validated hardware. There are two ways to buy Azure Stack:
A system you manage
- Typically on-premises
- You control management and ops
- Buy Azure Stack from Microsoft
- Buy hardware from the vendor
- You call Microsoft for support
A managed service
- Typically at service provider premises
- Service is managed for you
- Buy service from service provider
- Service is inclusive of hardware and software
- You call the service provider for support
Pricing for Azure Stack software services on integrated systems is below. You can also try Azure Stack for free before you buy by downloading the Azure Stack Development Kit (ASDK).
Pay-as-you-use software pricing
Azure Stack offers pay-as-you-use pricing, just like you get with Azure. Run infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) on Azure Stack with no upfront fees, and use the same subscriptions, monetary commitments and billing tools as Azure. The pay-as-you-use package is available through Enterprise Agreements (EA) and the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) programme.
|Azure Virtual Machines|
|Base virtual machine||$0.008/vCPU/hour ($6 vCPU/month)|
|Windows Server virtual machine*||$0.046/vCPU/hour ($34 vCPU/month)|
|Blob storage||$0.006/GB/month (no transaction fee)|
|Table and Queue storage||$0.018/GB/month (no transaction fee)|
|Standard Unmanaged Disks||$0.011/GB/month (no transaction fee)|
|Azure App Service|
|Web Apps, API Apps, Functions||$0.056/vCPU/hour ($41 vCPU/month)|
If you aren’t always connected to Azure or are otherwise unable to transmit metering information, you may choose to use Azure Stack in a disconnected mode. For the disconnected operating mode, we offer a capacity model pricing package, involving a fixed-fee, annual subscription based on the number of physical cores in your system.
Integrated system purchase
Azure Stack is delivered as an integrated system with software installed by our hardware partners on pre-qualified hardware. Azure Stack hardware and support may be purchased directly from these hardware partners. Various payment options are available, from CAPEX, to leasing, to payment based on flexible capacity.
Azure Stack for service providers
Service providers can deliver Azure hybrid cloud solutions in a consistent manner with Azure Stack. The pay-as-you-use CSP model allows you to manage both your Azure and Azure Stack resources using the same partner centre and billing interfaces. And your end customers will be able to use the same subscriptions across both Azure and Azure Stack.
Integrated support experience
Get an integrated, consistent support experience that covers the full system life cycle when you use Azure Stack. You need two support instruments – one with Microsoft (or your Cloud Solution Provider) for Azure services support, and one with your hardware provider for systems support. Azure services support is included if you already have Premier, Azure or Partner support with Microsoft. No matter which support team you call first, you get coordinated issue escalation and resolution.
Available around the world
Azure Stack is initially available in the 92 countries listed below through our integrated systems partners. Additional countries will be added based on customer demand and supportability.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
- Hong Kong
- Macedonia (FYRO)
- Republic of Mozambique
- New Zealand
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
- United States
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