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Azure Hybrid Benefit

Save on cost while optimising your hybrid environment by applying your existing Windows Server, SQL Server licences or Linux subscriptions to Azure Hybrid Benefit.

Azure Hybrid Benefit is a licensing offer that helps you migrate and save to Azure. To apply this benefit you must be paying for either:

  • Windows Server or SQL Server core licences with Software Assurance or a subscription to these products.
  • An active Linux subscription, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server running in Azure.

By using Azure Hybrid Benefit, you can achieve cost savings, modernise and maintain a flexible hybrid environment while optimising business applications. Explore savings with the Azure Hybrid Benefit Savings Calculator.

Enterprise and other direct customers can now simplify their SQL Server licence management experience and optimise Azure SQL costs across entire Azure subscriptions or their overall billing account by using centrally managed Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server.

  • Achieve Cost Savings

    By applying your existing Windows Server, SQL Server licences, and Linux subscriptions to Azure Hybrid Benefit you can realise substantial cost saving. AWS is up to 5 times more expensive than Azure for Windows Server and SQL Server. You may also see savings estimated to up to 76% with Azure Hybrid Benefit for Linux.i

  • Modernise and Manage a Flexible Hybrid Environment

    Utilise Azure services while staying on-prem to help modernise and manage your infrastructure and test cloud specific services with solutions. Run Azure Kubernetes Service, and Azure Stack HCI at no additional cost through Azure Arc for Windows Servers.

    Build a business case in Azure Migrate with Azure Hybrid Benefit to help forecast cost savings during migration.

  • Leverage adjacent Azure services and benefits

    Use Azure Hybrid Benefit with adjacent Azure benefits and offers such as reservationsAzure savings plan for compute, and Extended Security Updates to maximise cost savings while optimising business applications.

Azure Hybrid Benefit Savings Calculator

Enter the number of core licences that you own that are covered with active Software Assurance or Windows Server Subscriptions

Enter planned Azure deployment of Windows Virtual Machines

Eligible Virtual Machines based on instance size selection