Save up to 40 per cent on Windows Server virtual machines with the Azure Hybrid Use Benefit

Transition to the cloud using your existing Windows Server licences with Software Assurance.

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Now is the time to move to Azure and reap the rewards of cloud technology including the ability to scale up or down quickly, pay only for what you use and save on compute power. Whether you’re moving a few workloads, migrating your data centre or deploying new virtual machines (VMs) as part of your hybrid cloud strategy, the Azure Hybrid Use Benefit provides big savings as you move to the cloud.

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Save up to 40 per cent1

Sample annual cost of USD 14,446 without Azure Hybrid Use Benefit and USD 7,896 with Azure Hybrid Use Benefit – a saving of approximately 45 per cent.

Sample annual cost comparison of two D2 v2 Promo Windows Server VMs2

Use your on-premises Windows Server licences that include Software Assurance for big savings on Windows Server VMs in Azure. By using your existing licences, you pay the base compute rate and save up to 40 per cent.


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Deploy your Windows Server VM – fast

You can get started in three easy steps:

  1. Actual savings may vary based on location, instance type or usage
  2. Savings based on two D2 v2 Promo VMs in West US 2 Region running 20 hours/day for one year (365 days), base compute rate at CentOS or Ubuntu Linux rate for West US 2, and Software Assurance cost (Level A) for Windows Server Standard edition (one 2-processor licence or a set of 16 core licenses). Actual savings may vary based on location, instance type or usage. Prices as of April 2017. Prices subject to change.