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How to buy Azure Government

Azure Government is available to purchase from an Azure Government licensing solution provider with no upfront financial commitment or directly through a Pay-As-You-Go online subscription.

Get a Pay-As-You-Go subscription

With a Pay-As-You-Go subscription, you pay only for what you use with no minimums, scaling up or down on the fly. Pay with a credit card or through an invoice with easy monthly billing, and cancel anytime. To get started, request a trial, and then you can convert to a Pay-As-You-Go subscription.

Buy through your licensing partner

Licensing solution providers are advisors in how to procure and manage Microsoft licensing and cloud services. They understand the government cloud ecosystem and may have a history of your purchases, so they can work with what you have as a starting point for success. Talk with the person in your organization who manages procurement to find out which partner you may be working with already.

These partners understand Microsoft licensing options for Azure Government. They can advise you on the best procurement process for your organization and help you get started.

Licensing Partner Phone Email
CDW-G 800-808-4239
Dell 855-860-9606
GovConnection 800-800-0019
HP 402-885-2874
Insight 800-862-8758
Minburn Technology Group 571-699-0705 Opt. 1
SHI 888-744-4084 Opt. 1
Softchoice 1-877-333-7638
Softmart 800-628-9091


Azure Government is a unique cloud instance, exclusively for government customers and their solution providers. It's offered to three distinct types of customers:

  1. A US government entity in its governmental capacity. For example:
    1. Federal agency (e.g. bureau, agency, department, or other entity of the US government)
    2. State/local entity
    3. Tribal entity
    4. Regional or interstate government entities (but no international entities)
    5. Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FERDCs)
  2. A partner using Azure Government to provide a solution that, for example:
    1. Provides services or solutions to US government customers through direct or indirect contracts
    2. Serves US government customers through GSA or other contract vehicles
  3. A commercial private entity with data that’s subject to regulations. Accepted government data types include:
    1. International Traffic in Arms (ITAR)
    2. Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)
    3. Department of Defense (DoD) Unclassified Controlled Nuclear Information (UCNI)
    4. Department of Energy (DoE) UCNI
    5. Criminal Justice Information (CJI)
    6. Department of Defense Impact Level Data
    7. Other types of data that require Azure Government

An international commercial entity may qualify, though regulated data may be required to purchase the service through their US subsidiary.

Proof of membership in one of the groups listed above will be required for access to Azure Government.


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