Licensing Azure for the Enterprise
Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed data centres. You can build applications using any language, tool or framework. You can also integrate your public cloud applications with your existing IT environment.
Always up. Always on.
99.95% monthly SLA – Build and run highly available applications without focusing on infrastructure.
Open protocols, licensing & tools – Use whatever language, framework and tools you prefer.
Unlimited servers & storage
Automated self-service platform – Scale applications to any size automatically and provision resources in minutes.
Great Enterprise Agreement Benefits
We’re making it easier than ever for enterprises to use Azure. The Enterprise Agreement offers enterprise customers three distinct benefits as they invest in Azure.
Our Best Prices
Microsoft continues to deliver Azure innovations to the market, while improving the transparency and simplicity of Azure to ensure that customers get a great price regardless of where they buy, because Azure pricing is always as low or lower than AWS on Azure.com for comparable services.
Microsoft has also extended those same great rates to unplanned growth customers on Azure, so they can grow as their organisations need.
Enterprise Agreement customers with direct relationships with Microsoft can pay Microsoft at the end of the year for unplanned growth, as long as use is within certain thresholds (more below).
Finally, Azure via the Enterprise Agreement also gives customers access to the Enterprise Portal, a great resource for customers managing multiple accounts or subscriptions.
How it Works
Any Enterprise Agreement customer can add Azure to their EA by making an upfront monetary commitment to Azure. That commitment is consumed throughout the year by using any combination of the wide variety of cloud services Azure offers from its global data centres.
Pay for added usage at the same great EA rates!
How to Get Started
Azure can be added to an Enterprise Agreement at any time, although the anniversary or expiry of an existing EA commitment is a great time to evaluate how you can take advantage of the tremendous cloud value Azure offers for enterprises.
Contact your Microsoft Account Manager or Reseller to get started today.