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Azure Hybrid Benefit

Save on cost while optimizing your hybrid environment by applying your existing Windows Server, SQL Server licenses or Linux subscriptions to Azure Hybrid Benefit.

Azure Hybrid Benefit is a licensing offer that helps you migrate and save to Azure. To apply this benefit you must be paying for either:

  • Windows Server or SQL Server core licenses with Software Assurance or a subscription to these products.
  • An active Linux subscription, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server running in Azure.

By using Azure Hybrid Benefit, you can achieve cost savings, modernize and maintain a flexible hybrid environment while optimizing business applications. Explore savings with the Azure Hybrid Benefit Savings Calculator.

Enterprise and other direct customers can now simplify their SQL Server license management experience and optimize Azure SQL costs across entire Azure subscriptions or their overall billing account by using centrally managed Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server.

  • Achieve Cost Savings

    By applying your existing Windows Server, SQL Server licenses, and Linux subscriptions to Azure Hybrid Benefit you can realize substantial cost saving. AWS is up to 5 times more expensive than Azure for Windows Server and SQL Server. You may also see savings estimated to up to 76% with Azure Hybrid Benefit for Linux.i

  • Modernize and Manage a Flexible Hybrid Environment

    Utilize Azure services while staying on-prem to help modernize and manage your infrastructure and test cloud specific services with solutions. Run Azure Kubernetes Service, and Azure Stack HCI at no additional cost through Azure Arc for Windows Servers.

    Build a business case in Azure Migrate with Azure Hybrid Benefit to help forecast cost savings during migration.

  • Leverage adjacent Azure services and benefits

    Use Azure Hybrid Benefit with adjacent Azure benefits and offers such as reservationsAzure savings plan for compute, and Extended Security Updates to maximize cost savings while optimizing business applications.

Azure Hybrid Benefit Savings Calculator

Enter the number of core licenses 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