Load Balancer pricing

The basic Azure Load Balancer is free of charge. However, it is not offered with basic virtual machines. The standard Azure Load Balancer has a charge associated with it.

Standard Load Balancer

Load balancing between virtual machines that reside inside of a virtual network (internal load balancing) is free of charge.

  • Increase in the backend instance pool size and the number of permitted inbound Network Address Translation (NAT) rules
  • Support for cross-zone load balancing and resilient virtual IPs (VIP)
  • Integrated monitoring and diagnostics

The pricing for standard Load Balancer will be based on the number of rules configured (load balancer rules and NAT rules) and data processed for inbound originated flows. However, there will be no hourly charge for the standard load balancer itself when no rules are configured.

Load Balancer rules: (free during preview period)
First five rules—$-/hour
Additional rules—$-/rule/hour

NAT Rules: (free during preview period)
First 100 rules—Free
Additional rules—$-/rule/hour

Data processed: (free during preview period)
$- per GB

Public load balancing

Every cloud service gets a free public load balanced IP (VIP). If you want to load balance on multiple VIPs, you can get additional VIPs at a nominal charge.

You can assign up to five additional IPs to your Load Balancer.

Internal load balancing

Load balancing between virtual machines that reside inside of a virtual network (internal load balancing) is free of charge.

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