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Azure Stack HCI pricing

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Azure Stack HCI is a hyperconverged infrastructure host from Microsoft – delivered as an Azure hybrid service. Run Windows and Linux virtual machines on-premises on a host platform that is IT-friendly and is managed by you with existing tools, processes and skillsets.

Azure Stack HCI is priced on a per-core basis on your on-premises server.

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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, date of purchase, and the currency exchange rate. Prices are calculated based on US dollars and converted using London closing spot rates that are captured in the two business days prior to the last business day of the previous month end. If the two business days prior to the end of the month autumn on a bank holiday in major markets, the rate setting day is generally the day immediately preceding the two business days. This rate applies to all transactions during the forthcoming month. Sign in to the Azure pricing calculator to see pricing based on your current programme/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 Stack HCI is priced on a per physical core basis on your on-premises servers. Or if you are a Windows Server Datacentre customer with active Software Assurance, you may also choose to exchange core licences to activate Azure Hybrid Benefit, which waives the Azure Stack HCI host service fee and Windows Server subscription. Learn more

Host Service Fee

Instance Timing Price Price with Azure Hybrid Benefit
Azure Stack HCI Monthly service fee $-/physical core/month $-/physical core/month
Azure Stack HCI offers a free trial for the first 60 days after registration. You will be charged the monthly service fee after your first 60 days of using the service.

Add-on workloads (optional)

Instance Timing Price Price with Azure Hybrid Benefit
Windows Server subscription (for guests) Monthly service fee $23.3/physical core/month $-/physical core/month
Windows Server subscription offers a free trial within the first 60 days of registering your Azure Stack HCI. You will be charged the monthly service fee after your first 60 days of using Azure Stack HCI.

Windows Server subscription gives you unlimited Windows Server guest licensing rights through Azure. Learn more.

How to buy Azure Stack HCI

There are two options for buying Azure Stack HCI software. Please note that an Azure subscription is required to complete the full set-up on your server hardware.

Option 1: Buy a validated hardware solution from one of our partners with Azure Stack HCI software pre-installed. Browse solutions.

Option 2: Install Azure Stack HCI software with free 60-day trial built-in on new or repurposed hardware (must match capability of a solution in Azure Stack HCI catalogue). Download software.

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  • You will be billed for all the physical processor cores on your cluster on a daily basis as long as your cluster is registered with the HCI service. When cores are counted, multi-threading is not included in the count. For example, if you have an 8-core cluster that has been registered for 1–15 October, you will be billed for 8 cores * 15 days.
  • For Windows and paid versions of Linux, guests are licensed separately.
  • You may either bring your own Windows licence or purchase Windows Server subscription. Compare Options
  • No, the subscription is for the host software only. If you want to run Azure Stack HCI on new hardware, please visit and contact your preferred vendor on that site.

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