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Azure VMware Solution pricing

Run your VMware workloads natively on Azure

Azure VMware Solution is an Azure service to redeploy and extend your VMware-based enterprise workloads to Azure. We provide the management systems, networking services, operating platform and backend infrastructure operations required to run native VMware environments at scale in Azure. Innovate with Azure’s capabilities, scale, and economics. Reuse your existing VMware tools and skills to manage your workloads on Azure without disrupting any network, security or data protection policies. Focus on creating business value while we help you reduce costs.

We offer node configurations based on core, memory and storage requirements. You can choose the type of node that best fits your needs. You can take advantage of the Reserved Instance purchase option for one or three years of price predictability.

You can achieve even more savings with the Azure Hybrid Benefit and free Extended Security Updates to reduce your overall total cost of ownership for Azure VMware Solution.

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Instance size Core(s) RAM All Flash storage NVMe cache Hourly 1 year reserved 3 year reserved
AV36 36 576 GB 15.36 TB 3.2 TB $-/hour $-/hour $-/hour
Instance size Core(s) RAM All Flash storage NVMe cache Monthly 1 year reserved 3 year reserved

A minimum of three nodes are required to deploy Azure VMware Solutions Private Cloud. Pricing shown above reflects single-node pricing only. This pricing covers VMware licensing costs of NSX-T, vSphere, vSAN and HCX Advanced.

You can also take advantage of unmatched Azure pricing and benefits for Windows Server and SQL Server hosted on Azure VMware Solution including Azure Hybrid Benefits and free Extended Security Updates.

You have the option to enable VMware HCX Enterprise add-on (which is currently in preview) by submitting a support request. VMware HCX Enterprise Edition (EE) is available with Azure VMware Solution as a preview function/service. While VMware HCX EE for Azure VMware Solution is in preview, it is a free function/service and subject to preview service terms and conditions. Once the VMware HCX EE service goes GA, you will get a 30-day notice that billing will switch over. You will also have the option to switch off/opt out of the service.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Initially you must purchase a minimum of three nodes (or instance sizes) when you provision the service for the first time.
  • Customers are charged hourly each time they provision a node. You can also choose to buy reserved instances for Azure VMware Solution for one- or three-year periods.

  • For all your Windows Server 2008/R2 and SQL Server 2008/R2 workloads on Azure VMware Solutions, you get Extended Security Updates at no additional charge for three years. If these workloads are deployed on-premises or on other clouds, the security updates will cost you an additional 75% of licence price of the latest versions of Windows Server and SQL Server annually. These significant cost savings free you to invest in modernising your Windows Server 2008/R2 and SQL Server 2008/R2 workloads. In addition, you can take advantage of Azure Hybrid Benefit, allowing you to run your Windows Server and SQL Server workloads both on-premises and in the cloud.

  • Yes, HCX is included in the Azure VMware Solutions offering.

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