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Get the best value at every stage of your cloud journey

Meet your organisation’s business needs and budget with competitive, pay-as-you-go pricing. Realise cost savings whether you are migrating your first workload or fine-tuning complex deployments.

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Substantial savings compared to other clouds

From dev/test to production workloads, realise additional savings that fit your development and deployment needs. Combine discounts and pricing offers to significantly reduce your cloud costs.

Pay less with Azure

AWS is 5 times more expensive than Azure for Windows and SQL Server1. Why run them anywhere else?

Windows Virtual Machines

UP TO

71 percent savings2

compared to AWS EC2

SQL Database Managed Instance

UP TO

85 percent savings3

compared to Amazon RDS

SQL Server virtual machines

UP TO

45 percent savings4

compared to AWS EC2

Azure Hybrid Benefit

Use your existing Windows Server and SQL Server licenses with Software Assurance to save big on Azure.

Extended security updates for Windows Server and SQL Server 2008/2008 R2

Migrate 2008 and 2008 R2 server workloads to Azure Virtual Machines and get three more years of security updates following the end of your support dates—for free—resulting in significant cost savings. AWS is 5 times more expensive than Azure for Windows Server and SQL Server1.

Azure dev/test pricing

Get discounted rates for your ongoing development and testing, including no Microsoft software charges on Azure Virtual Machines and special dev-test pricing on other services.

Reservations

Forecast your resource needs and make a one- or three-year commitment on select Azure services to pay less than pay-as-you-go pricing. Exchange or cancel any time as your needs evolve.

Transparent and competitive pricing

Calculate your costs

Estimate your expected monthly costs for using any combination of Azure products.

Price match guarantee against AWS on comparable services

AZURE SERVICE PRICE MATCH STARTING FROM
Linux virtual machines (VMs) AWS EC2* Starting from $0.004 per hour
Functions AWS Lambda* Starting from $0.2 per million executions
Block Blob storage (ZRS HOT) Amazon S3 Standard* Starting from $0.023 per GB per month
Block Blob storage (ZRS COOL) Amazon S3 Standard-Infrequent Access* Starting from $0.013 per GB per month

*Price match available to the publicly available prices as of November 21, 2018 of eligible newest generation products in the same comparable geographic region only. Pricing adjustments in response to price drop by AWS can take up to 90 days to process.

Free enterprise-grade cost management tools

Take advantage of built-in tools and services to help you compare costs, save money and optimise your Azure resources.

Compare your cost savings to on-premises solutions

Compare the total cost of ownership (TCO) of your on-premises infrastructure to a comparable Azure deployment. Estimate the savings you can realise by migrating your workloads to Azure.

Never pay more than you should

Ensure that your cloud is running efficiently on Azure with advanced cost management tools that help you:

  • Monitor cloud consumption and cost trends continously.
  • Improve organisational accountability by allocating cloud costs to business units and projects.
  • Optimise and save by eliminating idle resources with virtual machine right-sizing.

Explore additional resources and benefits to help you save

Migration tools

Find tools and resources to migrate your apps, data and infrastructure at your own pace.

FastTrack for Azure

Build solutions quickly and confidently with direct access to Azure engineers.

Azure Advisor

Get automatic, personalised recommendations for optimizing your resources.

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Azure support plans

Overcome problems with around-the-clock access to support engineers. Choose the plan that is right for you.

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Developer Standard Professional Direct Premier
Best for: Trial and non-production environments Production workload environments Business-critical dependence Substantial dependence across multiple products
Initial response time <8 hours <2 hours <1 hour <15 minutes (with Azure Rapid Response or Azure Event Management) (with Azure Rapid Response) or <1 hour (without Azure Rapid Response)
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1Calculations based on scenarios running 744 hours/month for 12 months at 3-year Reserved Instances or Reserved Capacity. Prices as of 24 October, 2018, subject to change. Azure Windows VM calculations based on two D2V3 Azure VMs in US West 2 region at the SUSE Linux Enterprise Basic rate. AWS calculations based on two m5.Large VMs in US West (Oregon) using Windows Server pay-as-you-go rate for Reserved Instances under Standard 3-year term, all upfront payment. SQL Server calculations based on 8 vCore Azure SQL Database Managed Instance Business Critical in US West 2 running at Azure Hybrid Benefit rate. AWS calculations based on RDS for SQL EE for db.r4.2xlarge on US West (Oregon) in a multi AZ deployment for Reserved Instances under Standard 3-year term, all upfront payment. Extended Security Updates cost used for AWS is based on Windows Server Standard open NL ERP pricing in USD. Actual savings may vary based on region, instance size and performance tier. Savings exclude Software Assurance costs, which may vary based on Volume Licensing agreement. Contact your sales representative for details.

2Calculations based on scenarios running 744 hours/month for 12 months at 3-year Reserved Instances. Prices as of 24 October, 2018, subject to change. Savings calculations based on two D2V3 Azure VMs in US West 2 region, reduced compute rate at SUSE Linux Enterprise Basic rate with Azure Hybrid Benefit. AWS calculations based on two m5.Large VMs in US West (Oregon) using Windows Server pay-as-you-go rate for Reserved Instances under Standard 3-year term, all upfront payment. Actual savings may vary based on region, instance size and performance tier. Savings exclude Software Assurance costs, which may vary based on Volume Licensing agreement.

3Calculations based on scenarios running 744 hours/month for 12 months at 3-year Reserved Capacity. Prices as of 24 October, 2018, subject to change. Savings based on eight vCore Azure SQL Database Managed Instance Business Critical in US West 2 running at Azure Hybrid Benefit rate. AWS calculations based on RDS for SQL EE for db.r4.2xlarge on US West (Oregon) in a multi AZ deployment for Reserved Instances under Standard 3-year term, all upfront payment. Actual regional pricing and program discounts may apply. Actual savings may vary based on region, instance size and performance tier. Savings exclude Software Assurance costs, which may vary based on Volume Licensing agreement.

4Calculations based on scenarios running 744 hours/month for 12 months at 3-year Reserved Instances. Prices as of June 15, 2018, subject to change. Savings based on 8-Core D13 v2 Azure VM in East US 2 region at CentOS/Ubuntu Linux with Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server and Azure Hybrid Benefit for Windows Server. AWS calculations based on r3.2xlarge in US East (N. Virginia) at Windows rate with SQL Server License Mobility. Actual savings may vary based on region, instance size and performance tier. Savings exclude Software Assurance costs, which may vary based on Volume Licensing agreement.