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Load Balancer pricing

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Azure Load Balancer is a network load balancer that enables you to build highly scalable and highly available applications. With Azure Standard Load Balancer, you only pay for what you use.

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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.

Note: In addition to Load Balancer Data Processed charges, Bandwidth charges are also applicable. Learn more about Bandwidth pricing.

Standard Load Balancer Regional Tier Price Global Tier Price
First 5 rules $-/hour $-/hour
Additional rules $-/rule/hour $-/rule/hour
Inbound NAT rules Free Free
Data processed (GB) $- per GB No additional charge*
Gateway Load Balancer Price
Gateway hour $-/hour
Chain hour $-/hour
Data processed (GB) $- per GB

*No additional charges for packets routed from Global-tier (Cross-region) Load Balancer to Regional-tier Load Balancer.

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  • Yes, a partial hour is billed as a full hour.

  • Number of configured load-balancing and outbound rules. Inbound NAT rules don't count in the total number of rules.

  • No, there is no hourly charge for the Standard Load Balancer when no rules are configured.

  • Amount of data processed inbound and outbound independent of rules.

  • Yes. Any traffic going in and out of the Standard Load Balancer is charged.
  • Yes, in addition to charging for data processing by Standard Load Balancer, Azure also charges for data transfer out of Azure data centres. For more information on bandwidth charges, see Bandwidth pricing.

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