Azure Hybrid Benefit – Linux preview
Published date: 22 September, 2020
Available in preview, Azure Hybrid Benefit improves flexibility and enhances user experience for Red Hat and SUSE customers migrating to Azure.
Directly in the portal or through CLI, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) customers will be able to use Azure to convert existing Linux VMs from pay-as-you (PAYG) billing to bring-your-own-subscription (BYOS) billing, making use of their existing Red Hat and SUSE subscriptions.
This is a unique capability that allows customers to first deploy a POC in Azure using the convenience of on-demand PAYG Linux VMs and, when testing is complete, convert it to long-term production using RHEL and SLES subscriptions. This removes the headache of production re-deployment, preserves existing investments in on-premises RHEL and SLES subscriptions and reduces migration planning.