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Azure Hybrid Benefit

Save by using existing on-premises software licenses with Azure for no additional cost and select Azure services for free.

Azure Hybrid Benefit is a licensing benefit that helps you do more with less, reducing the costs of running your workloads. It works by letting you use Software Assurance-enabled Windows Server and SQL Server licenses, and RedHat and SUSE Linux subscriptions on virtual machines in Azure.

For on-premises datacenters 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

  • Maximize 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 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