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Linux Virtual Machines Pricing

Azure Virtual Machines gives you the flexibility of virtualization for a wide range of computing solutions with support for Linux, Windows Server, SQL Server, Oracle, IBM, SAP, and more. Select from a wide variety of virtual machine sizes. Virtual machines are billed on per-minute basis and most include load-balancing and auto-scaling free of charge.

Virtual machines categories

General Purpose

Balanced CPU to memory ratio. Ideal for testing and development, small to medium databases and low to medium traffic web servers.

A0-4 – Basic More information

A Basic is an economical option for development workloads, test servers, build servers, code repositories, low-traffic websites and web applications, micro services, early product experiments and small databases.

Instance Cores RAM Disk sizes Price
A0 1 0.75 GB 20 GB $0.018
A1 1 1.75 GB 40 GB $0.044
A2 2 3.50 GB 60 GB $0.088
A3 4 7.00 GB 120 GB $0.176
A4 8 14.00 GB 240 GB $0.352

D1-5 – v2-Latest Generation More information

D1-5 v2 instances are the latest generation of General Purpose Instances. D1-5 v2 instances are based on the 2.4 GHz Intel Xeon® E5-2673 v3 (Haswell) processor, and can achieve 3.1 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. D1-5 v2 instances offer a powerful combination of CPU, memory and local disk for most production applications.

For persistent storage, use the variant “Dsv2” VMs and purchase Premium Storage separately. The pricing and billing meters for Dsv2 sizes are the same as Dv2-series.

Instance Cores RAM Disk sizes Price
D1 v2 1 3.50 GB 50 GB $0.073
D2 v2 2 7.00 GB 100 GB $0.146
D3 v2 4 14.00 GB 200 GB $0.293
D4 v2 8 28.00 GB 400 GB $0.585
D5 v2 16 56.00 GB 800 GB $1.17

D1-4 – v1 More information

D1-4 instances offer a powerful combination of CPU, memory and local disk for most production applications. For persistent storage, use the variant “Ds” VMs and purchase Premium Storage separately. The pricing and billing meters for Ds sizes are the same as D-series.

Instance Cores RAM Disk sizes Price
D1 1 3.50 GB 50 GB $0.067
D2 2 7.00 GB 100 GB $0.134
D3 4 14.00 GB 200 GB $0.268
D4 8 28.00 GB 400 GB $0.536

A0-7 – Standard More information

A Standard supports applications that require load balancing, auto-scaling. These VMs are suitable for development workloads, build servers, code repositories, low-traffic websites and web applications, micro services, early product experiments and small databases.

Instance Cores RAM Disk sizes Price
A0 1 0.75 GB 20 GB $0.02
A1 1 1.75 GB 70 GB $0.06
A2 2 3.50 GB 135 GB $0.12
A3 4 7.00 GB 285 GB $0.24
A4 8 14.00 GB 605 GB $0.48
A5 2 14.00 GB 135 GB $0.25
A6 4 28.00 GB 285 GB $0.55
A7 8 56.00 GB 605 GB $1

Compute Optimized

High CPU to memory ratio. Good for medium traffic web servers, network appliances, batch processes, and application servers.

F Series More information

The F-Series virtual machines sport 2GB RAM and 16 GB of local solid state drive (SSD) per CPU core, and are optimized for compute intensive workloads. The F-series is based on the 2.4 GHz Intel Xeon® E5-2673 v3 (Haswell) processor, which can achieve clock speeds as high as 3.2 GHz with the Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. These VMs are suitable for scenarios like batch processing, web servers, analytics and gaming.

For persistent storage, use the variant “Fs” VMs and purchase Premium Storage separately. The pricing and billing meters for Fs sizes are the same as F-series.

Instance Cores RAM Disk sizes Price
F1 1 2.00 GB 16 GB $0.064
F2 2 4.00 GB 32 GB $0.128
F4 4 8.00 GB 64 GB $0.256
F8 8 16.00 GB 128 GB $0.513
F16 16 32.00 GB 256 GB $1.025

H More information

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) optimized and tuned for tightly coupled parallel computing workloads such as MPI applications.

Instance Cores RAM Disk sizes Price
H8 8 56.00 GB 1,000 GB $0.97
H8m 8 112.00 GB 1,000 GB $1.3
H16 16 112.00 GB 2,000 GB $1.94
H16m 16 224.00 GB 2,000 GB $2.6
H16r 16 112.00 GB 2,000 GB $2.14
H16mr 16 224.00 GB 2,000 GB $2.86

Memory Optimized

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

D11-15 – v2 More information

D11-15 v2 instances are based on the 2.4 GHz Intel Xeon® E5-2673 v3 (Haswell) processor, and can achieve 3.1 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. D11-15 v2 are ideal for memory-intensive enterprise applications. D15 v2 instance is isolated to hardware dedicated to a single customer.

For persistent storage, use the variant “Dsv2” VMs and purchase Premium Storage separately. The pricing and billing meters for Dsv2 sizes are the same as Dv2-series.

Instance Cores RAM Disk sizes Price
D11 v2 2 14.00 GB 100 GB $0.185
D12 v2 4 28.00 GB 200 GB $0.371
D13 v2 8 56.00 GB 400 GB $0.741
D14 v2 16 112.00 GB 800 GB $1.482
D15 v2 20 140.00 GB 1,000 GB $1.663

D11-14 – v1 More information

D11-14 instances are ideal for memory-intensive enterprise applications. For persistent storage, use the variant “Ds” VMs and purchase Premium Storage separately. The pricing and billing meters for Ds sizes are the same as D-series.

Instance Cores RAM Disk sizes Price
D11 2 14.00 GB 100 GB $0.175
D12 4 28.00 GB 200 GB $0.35
D13 8 56.00 GB 400 GB $0.7
D14 16 112.00 GB 800 GB $1.387

G Series More information

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. G5 instance is isolated to hardware dedicated to a single customer.

If you need an option to run SAP HANA production environments that require nodes larger than 0.5TB the SAP HANA on Azure (Large Instances) provide purpose-built SAP certified hardware to deploy larger production environments of SAP workloads (OLTP and OLAP). More details are available here.

For persistent storage, use the variant “Gs” VMs and purchase Premium Storage separately. The pricing and billing meters for Gs sizes are the same as G-series.

Instance Cores RAM Disk sizes Price
G1 2 28.00 GB 384 GB $0.61
G2 4 56.00 GB 768 GB $1.22
G3 8 112.00 GB 1,536 GB $2.44
G4 16 224.00 GB 3,072 GB $4.88
G5 32 448.00 GB 6,144 GB $8.69

GPU

Specialized VMs targeted for heavy graphic rendering and video editing available with single or multiple GPUs.

N Series More information

The N-series is a family of Azure Virtual Machines with GPU capabilities. GPUs are ideal for compute and graphics-intensive workloads, helping customers to fuel innovation through scenarios like high-end remote visualization, deep learning and predictive analytics. Available in preview today, the N-series will feature the NVIDIA Tesla accelerated platform as well as NVIDIA GRID 2.0 technology, providing the highest-end graphics support available in the cloud today. Additionally there is a second low latency, high-throughput network interface (RDMA) optimized VM configuration (NC24r) which is tuned for tightly coupled parallel computing workloads.

Instance Cores RAM Disk sizes Price
NV6 6 56.00 GB 340 GB $0.62
NV12 12 112.00 GB 680 GB $1.24
NV24 24 224.00 GB 1,440 GB $2.48
NC6 6 56.00 GB 340 GB $0.56
NC12 12 112.00 GB 680 GB $1.13
NC24 24 224.00 GB 1,440 GB $2.25
NC24r 24 224.00 GB 1,440 GB $2.53

High Performance Compute

Our fastest and most powerful CPU VMs with optional high-throughput network interfaces (RDMA).

A8-11 More information

A8-11 instances feature Intel® Xeon® E5 processors, ideal for high-performance clusters, modeling and simulations, video encoding, and other compute or network intensive scenarios. Additionally there are second low latency, high-throughput network interface (RDMA) optimized VM configurations (A8, A9) which are tuned for Message Passing Interface (MPI) applications and other network intensive scenarios.

Instance Cores RAM Disk sizes Price
A8 8 56.00 GB 382 GB $0.975
A9 16 112.00 GB 382 GB $1.95
A10 8 56.00 GB 382 GB $0.78
A11 16 112.00 GB 382 GB $1.56

Linux support

Support for certain Linux virtual machine images in the Azure Marketplace is available from the publisher. In some cases, it’s provided by the publisher for free. In other cases, we charge by the minute for the right to receive support. The total charge for running a Linux VM is the support rate (if applicable) plus the Linux compute rate. Microsoft does not provide support for Linux images in the Azure Marketplace.

Free trial, MSDN, BizSpark, and Microsoft Partner Network member benefits (monetary credits) don’t apply to publisher provided Linux support, which is billed separately. However, if you are on a 6 or 12-Month Purchase Plan or the 12-Month Commitment Offer, your commitment balance can be used for Linux support charges until June 30, 2016. Afterwards, license charges for the support provided by Linux publishers will be billed separately and won’t be discounted (consistent with all third-party products). Linux support charges are billed separately for Enterprise Agreement customers and are not deducted from prepaid monetary commitment (consistent with all third-party products).

Canonical Ubuntu Server Linux images

Customers who deploy VMs from Canonical Ubuntu Server Linux images available in the Azure Marketplace are entitled to receive patching from Canonical for those VMs at no additional charge over the compute rates.

OpenLogic CentOS-Based Linux Images

Customers who deploy VMs from OpenLogic CentOS-based Linux images available in the Azure Marketplace will be entitled to receive patching from OpenLogic for those VMs at no additional charge over the compute rates.

IP address options

Every Cloud Service containing one or more Azure Virtual Machines is automatically assigned a free dynamic Virtual IP (VIP) address. For an additional charge, you can also get:

  • Instance-level Public IP Addresses: A dynamic Public IP Address (PIP) that is assigned to a Virtual Machine for direct access.
  • Reserved IP Addresses: A public IP address that can be reserved for your subscription, which can be used as a VIP address for any cloud service in the region.
  • Load Balanced IP Addresses: Additional load balanced VIP addresses that can be assigned to a Cloud Service containing one or more Azure Virtual Machines.

See IP address pricing

Support & SLA

  • Free billing and subscription management support
  • Flexible support plans starting at $29/month (Note: Microsoft support does not include support for Linux images in the Azure Marketplace, though in some cases Linux publishers offer support per the plans above). Find a plan
  • Guaranteed 99.95% connectivity for multiple instances. Read the SLA

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