Virtual Network pricing

Provision private networks, optionally connect to on-premises data centres

Virtual Network in Azure is free of charge. Every subscription can create up to 50 Virtual Networks across all regions. VNET Peering links two virtual networks – either in the same region, or in different regions – and enables you to route traffic between them using private IP addresses (carry a nominal charge). Inbound and outbound traffic is charged at both ends of the peered networks. Network appliances such as VPN Gateway and Application Gateway that are run inside a virtual network are also charged.

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Virtual network peering

Virtual network peering links virtual networks, enabling you to route traffic between them using private IP addresses. Ingress and egress traffic is charged at both ends of the peered networks.

VNET Peering within the same region

Inbound data transfer $- per GB
Outbound data transfer $- per GB

Global VNET Peering

Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3 US Gov
Inbound data transfer $- per GB $- per GB $- per GB $- per GB
Outbound data transfer $- per GB $- per GB $- per GB $- per GB

*Global VNET Peering pricing is based on a zonal structure. For instance, if data is being transferred from a VNET in zone 1 to a VNET in zone 2, customers will incur outbound data transfer rates for zone 1 and inbound data transfer rates for zone 2.

Virtual Network TAP preview

Virtual Network TAP is a feature that allows customers to enable mirroring of their virtual machine network traffic to a packet collector.

Global US Gov
VTAP $- per hour $- per hour

*Per-hour charge is per IP endpoint in a Virtual Network enabled with Virtual Network TAP. During public preview, pricing reflects a 50% discount.

NAT Gateway

NAT Gateway is a new top-level resource to allow customers to simplify outbound connectivity for a virtual network at a per subnet level. Customers can choose to declare one or more frontend IP addresses and select individual subnets of a single virtual network. NAT Gateway replaces the default Internet destination in the virtual network’s routing table for the subnets identified by the customer and begins managing outbound SNAT flows for all outbound flows from the selected subnets.

Billing starts when the resource has been created.

Rate
Resource hours $- per hour
Data Processed $- per GB

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Frequently asked questions

  • For Global VNET Peering, pricing will differ based on the zone your VNETs are in.

  • No, there is no charge for data transfer within a virtual network

  • No, you pay for other resources as you normally would. Neither VNET Peering nor Global VNET peering impose any compute charges.

  • VNET Peering is billed based on the ingress and egress data being transferred from one VNET to another.

    Global Peering, like VNET Peering, is billed based on ingress and egress data transfer. However, the pricing differs based on the zone the region is in.

  • A sub-region is the lowest level geo-location that you may select to deploy your applications and associated data. For data transfers (except CDN), the following regions correspond to Zone 1, Zone 2 and Zone 3:

    Zone 1—Australia Central, Australia Central 2, Canada Central, Canada East, Central US, East US, East US 2, France Central, France South, Germany North, Germany West Central, North Central US, North Europe, Norway East, Norway West, South Central US, Switzerland North, Switzerland West, UK South, UK West, West Central US, West Europe, West US, West US 2

    Zone 2—Australia East, Australia Southeast, Central India, East Asia, Japan East, Japan West, Korea Central, Korea South, Southeast Asia, South India, West India

    Zone 3—Brazil South, South Africa North, South Africa West, UAE Central, UAE North

    US Gov—US Gov Arizona, US Gov Texas, US Gov Virginia

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