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Azure Stack HCI pricing

Run your production workloads anywhere on hybrid, familiar hyperconverged infrastructure

Azure Stack HCI is a hyperconverged infrastructure host from Microsoft – delivered as an Azure hybrid service. Run Windows and Linux virtual machines on-premises on a host platform that is IT friendly and is managed by you with existing tools, processes and skillsets.

Azure Stack HCI is priced on a per core basis on your on-premises server.

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Host Service Fee

Instance Timing Price
Azure Stack HCI Monthly service fee $-/physical core/month
Azure Stack HCI offers a free trial for the first 60 days after registration. You will be charged the monthly service fee after your first 60 days using the service.

Add-on workloads (optional)

Instance Timing Price
Windows Server subscription (for guests) Monthly service fee $23.3/physical core/month
Windows Server subscription offers a free trial within the first 60 days of registering your Azure Stack HCI. You will be charged the monthly service fee after your first 60 days of using Azure Stack HCI.

Windows Server subscription gives you unlimited Windows Server guest licensing rights through Azure. Learn more.

How to buy Azure Stack HCI

There are two options to buy Azure Stack HCI software. Please note that an Azure subscription is required to complete the full set-up on your server hardware.

Option 1: Buy a validated hardware solution from one of our partners with Azure Stack HCI software pre-installed. Browse solutions.

Option 2: Install Azure Stack HCI software with free 60-day trial built-in on new or repurposed hardware (must match capability of a solution in Azure Stack HCI catalogue). Download software.

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  • You will be billed for all the physical processor cores on your cluster on a daily basis as long as your cluster is registered with the HCI service. When cores are counted, multi-threading is not included in the count. For example, if you have an 8 cores cluster that is registered October 1 – October 15, you will be billed for 8 cores * 15 days.
  • For Windows and paid version of Linux, guests are licensed separately.
  • You may either bring your own Windows licence or purchase Windows Server subscription. Compare Options
  • No, the subscription is for the host software only. If you want to run Azure Stack HCI on new hardware, please visit and contact your preferred vendor on that site.

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