Buying Azure Stack

Azure Stack is sold as an integrated hardware system, with software pre-installed on validated hardware.

There are two ways to buy Azure Stack:

A system you manage

  • Typically on-premises
  • You control management and ops
  • Buy Azure Stack from Microsoft
  • Buy hardware from the vendor
  • Call Microsoft for support

A managed service

  • Typically at service provider premises
  • Service is managed for you
  • Buy service from service provider
  • Service includes hardware and software
  • Call the service provider for support

Pricing for Azure Stack software services on integrated systems is below. Try Azure Stack for free before you buy by downloading the Azure Stack Development Kit.

Pay-as-you-use software pricing

As with Azure, Azure Stack offers pay-as-you-use pricing. Run infrastructure as a service and platform as a service on Azure Stack with no upfront fees, and use the same subscriptions, monetary commitments, and billing tools as Azure. The pay-as-you-use package is available through enterprise agreements and the Cloud Solution Provider program.

Azure service Price*
Virtual Machines
Base virtual machine $0.008/vCPU/hour ($6 vCPU/month)
Windows Server virtual machine** $0.046/vCPU/hour ($34 vCPU/month)
Storage Accounts***
Blob Storage $0.006/GB/month
Table and Queue storage $0.018/GB/month
Standard Unmanaged Disks $0.011/GB/month
Managed Disks
M4 (32 GB) $0.385/disk/month
M6 (64 GB) $0.753/disk/month
M10 (128 GB) $1.473/disk/month
M15 (256 GB) $2.833/disk/month
M20 (512 GB) $5.44/disk/month
M30 (1 TB) $10.24/disk/month
App Service
Web Apps, API Apps, Functions $0.056/vCPU/hour ($41 vCPU/month)

*Pricing is for Azure Stack on integrated systems.

**Deploy Windows Server and SQL Server virtual machines using your existing Windows Server and SQL Server licenses in conjunction with Azure Stack. Use the Azure Stack native hourly meters or your existing Windows Server licenses to deploy Windows virtual machines. If you use your existing Windows Server licenses, you will be charged only a consumption fee on base virtual machine usage.

***We don’t charge transaction fees for Azure Storage services on Azure Stack. All Managed Disk storage services have 500 IOPS per disk and throughputs of 60 MB/s per disk.

If you are not always connected to Azure or are otherwise unable to transmit metering information, you may choose to use Azure Stack in a disconnected mode. For the disconnected operating mode, we offer a capacity-model pricing package—a fixed-fee annual subscription based on the number of physical cores in your system.

Download the customer licensing guide

Azure Stack for service providers

Deliver Azure hybrid cloud solutions consistent with Azure Stack. Manage your Azure and Azure Stack resources using the same partner centre and billing interfaces with the pay-as-you-use model. Your customers can use the same subscriptions across both Azure and Azure Stack.

Download the service provider licensing guide

Integrated support experience

Get integrated, consistent support that covers the full system lifecycle. Microsoft or your cloud solution provider delivers Azure services support, and your hardware provider delivers systems support. If you have Premier, Azure, or Partner support with Microsoft, Azure services support is already included. No matter which support team you call first, you get coordinated issue escalation and resolution.

Explore Azure support plans

Windows Server 2008 end of support

Support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end on 14th January 2020. Move your workloads to Azure Stack and get three years of Extended Security Updates at no additional charge. Upgrade to a newer version when you are ready.

Learn how to prepare

SQL Server 2008 end of support

Support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end on 9th July 2019. Move your workloads to Azure Virtual Machines on Azure Stack and get three years of Extended Security Updates at no additional charge. Upgrade to a newer version when you are ready.

Learn how to prepare

Simplify deployment with Azure Stack integrated systems

Optimise your applications by using integrated systems designed to deliver a consistent Azure experience. Get up and running quickly with purpose-built Azure Stack integrated systems from one of our hardware partners.

Available around the world

Azure Stack is available in the countries or regions listed below through our integrated systems partners. Additional countries or regions may be added based on customer demand and supportability.

  • Albania
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Korea
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao SAR
  • North Macedonia (North Macedonia)
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Republic of Mozambique
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe


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