Save up to 40 percent on Windows Server virtual machines with the Azure Hybrid Use Benefit

Transition to the cloud using your existing Windows Server licenses with Software Assurance.

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Now is the time to move to Azure and reap the rewards of cloud technology including the ability to scale up or down quickly, pay only for what you use, and save on compute power. Whether you’re moving a few workloads, migrating your datacenter, or deploying new virtual machines (VMs) as part of your hybrid cloud strategy, the Azure Hybrid Use Benefit provides big savings as you move to the cloud.

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Save up to 40 percent1

Sample annual cost of 14446 USD without Azure Hybrid Use Benefit and 7896 USD with Azure Hybrid Use Benefit—a savings of approximately 45 percent.

Sample annual cost comparison of two D2 v2 Promo Windows Server VMs2

Use your on-premises Windows Server licenses that include Software Assurance to save big on Windows Server VMs in Azure. By using your existing licenses, you pay the base compute rate and save up to 40 percent.


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Deploy your Windows Server VM—fast

You can get started in three easy steps:

  1. Actual savings may vary based on location, instance type, or usage
  2. Savings based on two D2 v2 Promo VMs in West US 2 Region running 20 hours/day for one year (365 days), base compute rate at CentOS or Ubuntu Linux rate for West US 2, and Software Assurance cost (Level A) for Windows Server Standard edition (one 2-processor license or a set of 16 core licenses). Actual savings may vary based on location, instance type, or usage. Prices as of April 2017. Prices subject to change.