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Azure Hybrid Benefit

Save big on Azure by using your existing on-premises Windows Server and SQL Server licenses on the cloud with no additional cost.

Azure Hybrid Benefit is a licensing benefit that helps you to significantly reduce the costs of running your workloads in the cloud. It works by letting you use your on-premises Software Assurance-enabled Windows Server and SQL Server licenses on Azure. And now, this benefit applies to RedHat and SUSE Linux subscriptions, too.

For on-premises datacentres and edge locations, Azure Hybrid Benefit also enables Windows Server Software Assurance customers to run Azure Kubernetes Service and Azure Stack HCI at no additional cost through Azure Arc.

  • AWS is up to 5 times more expensive than Azure for Windows Server and SQL Server. Achieve the lowest cost of ownership by combining the Azure Hybrid Benefit, reservation pricing, and extended security updates*

  • Save up to 85 percent over the standard pay-as-you-go rate by bringing your Windows Server and SQL Server on-premises licenses to Azure

  • Maximise your existing investments on-premises by bringing the value of Azure to your environments today enabled by Azure Arc

Azure Hybrid Benefit Savings Calculator

Enter the number of core licences you own that are covered with active Software Assurance or Windows Server Subscriptions

Enter planned Azure deployment of Windows Virtual Machines

Eligible Virtual Machines based on instance size selection