Cloud Services pricing

Deploy highly-available, infinitely-scalable applications and APIs

Azure Cloud Services eliminates the need to manage server infrastructure and helps you quickly build, deploy and manage modern applications. Standard egress charges apply.

General Purpose

For websites, small-to-medium databases and other everyday applications.

Instance Cores RAM Temporary Storage Price
A0 1 0.75 GB 20 GiB $-
A1 1 1.75 GB 225 GiB $-
A2 2 3.50 GB 490 GiB $-
A3 4 7.00 GB 1,000 GiB $-
A4 8 14.00 GB 2,040 GiB $-
Prices do not include tax. Monthly price estimates are based on 744 hours of usage.

The latest generation of A-Series, Av2 Standard, has similar CPU performance and faster disk. Suitable for development workloads, build servers, code repositories, low-traffic websites and web applications, Av2 Standard also works for micro services, early product experiments and small databases.

Instance Cores RAM Temporary Storage Price
A1v2 1 2.00 GB 10 GiB $-
A2v2 2 4.00 GB 20 GiB $-
A4v2 4 8.00 GB 40 GiB $-
A8v2 8 16.00 GB 80 GiB $-
A2mv2 2 16.00 GB 20 GiB $-
A4mv2 4 32.00 GB 40 GiB $-
A8mv2 8 64.00 GB 80 GiB $-
Prices do not include tax. Monthly price estimates are based on 744 hours of usage.

Memory Intensive

For large databases, SharePoint server farms and high-throughput applications.

Instance Cores RAM Temporary Storage Price
A5 2 14.00 GB 490 GiB $-
A6 4 28.00 GB 1,000 GiB $-
A7 8 56.00 GB 2,040 GiB $-
Prices do not include tax. Monthly price estimates are based on 744 hours of usage.

Network optimised—fast networking with InfiniBand support

Available in select data centers. A8 and A9 virtual machines feature Intel® Xeon® E5 processors and a 32 Gbit/s InfiniBand network with remote direct memory access (RDMA) technology. Ideal for Message Passing Interface (MPI) applications, high-performance clusters, modeling and simulations, video encoding, and other compute or network intensive scenarios.

Instance Cores RAM Temporary Storage Price
A8 8 56.00 GB 1,817 GiB $-
A9 16 112.00 GB 1,817 GiB $-
Prices do not include tax. Monthly price estimates are based on 744 hours of usage.

The H-Series is a new family specifically designed to handle high performance computing workloads such as financial risk modeling, seismic and reservoir simulation, molecular modeling and genomic research. They are based on the Intel Xeon E5-2667 v3 Haswell 3.2 GHz (3.6 GHz with turbo) with DDR 4 memory. Turbo is always on for H-Series instances. Two of the H-Series configurations (H16r, H16mr) also carry a second low latency, high-throughput network interface (RDMA) optimised and tuned for tightly coupled parallel computing workloads such as MPI applications.

Instance Cores RAM Temporary Storage Price
H8 8 56.00 GB 1,000 GiB $-
H16 16 112.00 GB 2,000 GiB $-
H8m 8 112.00 GB 1,000 GiB $-
H16m 16 224.00 GB 2,000 GiB $-
H16mr 16 224.00 GB 2,000 GiB $-
H16r 16 112.00 GB 2,000 GiB $-
Prices do not include tax. Monthly price estimates are based on 744 hours of usage.

Compute Intensive

Available in select data centers. A10 and A11 virtual machines feature Intel® Xeon® E5 processors. For high-performance clusters, modeling and simulations, video encoding and other compute or network intensive scenarios. They are similar to A8 and A9 instance configuration without the InfiniBand network and RDMA technology.

Instance Cores RAM Temporary Storage Price
A10 8 56.00 GB 1,817 GiB $-
A11 16 112.00 GB 1,817 GiB $-
Prices do not include tax. Monthly price estimates are based on 744 hours of usage.

Optimised compute—60% faster than A-Series, more memory and local SSD

D-Series virtual machines feature solid state drives (SSDs) and faster processors than the A-Series and it is also available for web or worker roles in Azure Cloud Services. This series is ideal for applications that demand faster CPUs, better local disk performance, or higher memories.

General Purpose

For websites, small-to-medium databases and other everyday applications.

Instance Cores RAM Temporary Storage Price
D1 1 3.50 GB 50 GiB $-
D2 2 7.00 GB 100 GiB $-
D3 4 14.00 GB 200 GiB $-
D4 8 28.00 GB 400 GiB $-
Prices do not include tax. Monthly price estimates are based on 744 hours of usage.

Memory Intensive

For large databases, SharePoint server farms and high-throughput applications.

Instance Cores RAM Temporary Storage Price
D11 2 14.00 GB 100 GiB $-
D12 4 28.00 GB 200 GiB $-
D13 8 56.00 GB 400 GiB $-
D14 16 112.00 GB 800 GiB $-
Prices do not include tax. Monthly price estimates are based on 744 hours of usage.

Optimised compute—35% faster than D-Series, latest generation of CPU

Dv2-Series instances are the next generation of D-Series instances that can be used as virtual machines or cloud services. Dv2-Series instances will carry more powerful CPUs which are on average about 35% faster than D-Series instances and carry the same memory and disk configurations as the D-Series. Dv2-Series instances are based on the latest generation 2.4 GHz Intel Xeon® E5-2673 v3 (Haswell) processor and with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 can go to 3.2 GHz. Dv2-Series and D-Series are ideal for applications that demand faster CPUs, better local disk performance or higher memories and offer a powerful combination for many enterprise-grade applications.

General Purpose

For websites, small-to-medium databases and other everyday applications.

Instance Cores RAM Temporary Storage Price
D1 v2 1 3.50 GB 50 GiB $-
D2 v2 2 7.00 GB 100 GiB $-
D3 v2 4 14.00 GB 200 GiB $-
D4 v2 8 28.00 GB 400 GiB $-
D5 v2 16 56.00 GB 800 GiB $-
Prices do not include tax. Monthly price estimates are based on 744 hours of usage.
Instance vCPU RAM Temporary Storage Price
D2 v3 2 8.00 GB 16 GiB $-
D4 v3 4 16.00 GB 32 GiB $-
D8 v3 8 32.00 GB 64 GiB $-
D16 v3 16 64.00 GB 128 GiB $-
D32 v3 32 128.00 GB 256 GiB $-
D64 v3 64 256.00 GB 512 GiB $-
Prices do not include tax. Monthly price estimates are based on 744 hours of usage.

Memory Intensive

For large databases, SharePoint server farms and high-throughput applications.

Instance Cores RAM Temporary Storage Price
D11 v2 2 14.00 GB 100 GiB $-
D12 v2 4 28.00 GB 200 GiB $-
D13 v2 8 56.00 GB 400 GiB $-
D14 v2 16 112.00 GB 800 GiB $-
D15 v2 20 140.00 GB 1,000 GiB $-
Prices do not include tax. Monthly price estimates are based on 744 hours of usage.
Instance vCPU RAM Temporary Storage Price
E2 v3 2 16.00 GB 32 GiB $-
E4 v3 4 32.00 GB 64 GiB $-
E8 v3 8 64.00 GB 128 GiB $-
E16 v3 16 128.00 GB 256 GiB $-
E32 v3 32 256.00 GB 512 GiB $-
E64 v3 64 432.00 GB 864 GiB $-
Prices do not include tax. Monthly price estimates are based on 744 hours of usage.

Memory Optimised—High memory-to-core ratio

Great for relational database servers, medium to large caches and in-memory analytics.

G-Series

G-Series virtual machines feature Intel® Xeon® processor E5 v3 family and provide unparalleled computational performance to support large database workloads, specifically SAP, HANA, SQL Server, Hadoop, DataZen and Hortonworks. The G5 instance is isolated to hardware dedicated to a single customer.

Instance Cores RAM Temporary Storage Price
G1 2 28.00 GB 384 GiB $-
G2 4 56.00 GB 768 GiB $-
G3 8 112.00 GB 1,536 GiB $-
G4 16 224.00 GB 3,072 GiB $-
G5 32 448.00 GB 6,144 GiB $-
Prices do not include tax. Monthly price estimates are based on 744 hours of usage.

M-Series

M-Series virtual machines feature Intel® Xeon® E7-8890 v3 2.5GHz (Haswell) processor. The M-Series provides up to 128 cores and 2 TiB of memory providing unparalleled computational performance to support large in-memory workloads.

Instance vCPU RAM Temporary Storage Price
M64MS 64 1,750.00 GB 2,000 GiB $-
M128S 128 2,000.00 GB 4,000 GiB $-
Prices do not include tax. Monthly price estimates are based on 744 hours of usage.

IP address options

Reserve static public IP addresses for your Azure Cloud Services deployments.

Support & SLA

  • Free billing and subscription management support
  • Flexible support plans starting at $29.0/month. Find a plan
  • Guaranteed 99.95% connectivity for multiple role instances. Read the SLA

FAQ

  • Maybe. If the status says “Stopped (Deallocated),” you are not being billed. If it says “Stopped Allocated,” you are still being billed for allocated cores.

    State Billed Details
    Starting Yes The initial starting state of cloud services as they are going through the boot cycle. This period is billed as the cloud services are running.
    Running (Started) Yes The running state of the cloud services.
    Stopped Yes A “Stopped” cloud service only stops the role host processes running in the VMs, but the VMs are still running and you are billed for allocated cores.
    Note—To put a cloud service in a “Stopped” state, use the “Stop” option from the Microsoft Azure portal.
    Deleted (Deallocated) No Cores are no longer allocated to the cloud services and are no longer billed.
    Note: The only way to stop all VMs in a cloud service is to delete both the staging and production deployments.
  • Cloud services are billed based on the duration of time your service was deployed for. If your instance was deployed for less than an hour or multiple hours plus some fraction of hour, you will be charged for that duration only. Azure does not round up the partial hour to full hour for billing—you pay for exactly the duration of time that your cloud services instance was in "running" state.

  • Previously, all usage for A0, A2, A3 and A4 Azure Standard and Basic Cloud Services was emitted as fractions (for A0) or multiples (for A2, A3 and A4) of A1 Azure Cloud Services meter minutes. We heard this caused some confusion for our customers, so we have implemented a change to assign per-minute usage to dedicated A0, A2, A3 and A4 meters starting on 11th January 2016. As a result of this transition, the resource GUIDs for A0, A2, A3 and A4 Azure Cloud Services will change. If any of your billing routines rely on the resource GUIDs, they will need to be modified to take these new billing meters into consideration. For a list of new resource GUIDs itemised by region, please visit the GUID Migration webpage.

    Deployment size Usage emitted as multiple of A1 up to 10th January 2016 Usage emitted on dedicated meter starting 11th January 2016
    A0 .25 of A1 hour 1 of A0 hour
    A2 2 of A1 hour 1 of A2 hour
    A3 4 of A1 hour 1 of A3 hour
    A4 8 of A1 hour 1 of A4 hour

  • Although both A7 and A8 instances have 8 virtual cores and 56 GB of RAM, A8 instances also offer the advantage of an additional 32 Gbit/s InfiniBand network which includes remote direct memory access (RDMA) technology for maximum efficiency of parallel MPI applications.

  • The InfiniBand network can be used for high performance applications that require a low latency and high throughput communication between compute instances. A common example are parallel applications that use Message Passing Interface (MPI).

  • The InfiniBand network can be used for high performance applications that require a low latency and high throughput communication between compute instances. A common example are parallel applications that use Message Passing Interface (MPI).

  • No. The InfiniBand network in A8 and A9 instances is used only to connect compute instances within the same Cloud Services deployment, so that compute-intensive applications running on these instances can communicate with the highest efficiency.

  • No, the prices listed are tax exclusive therefore tax will be added separately.

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