How does Azure billing work for reserved capacity?
Here’s how Azure billing works for reserved capacity. If you’re an Enterprise Agreement customer, your upfront monetary commitment will be used first to purchase reserved capacity. If you’ve already used your Azure monetary commitment, you’ll be invoiced for the single, upfront payment for your reserved instances on your next overage bill. If you’re a purchasing direct through Azure.com, the credit card you have on file will be charged for the full payment of the reserved instances. Learn more about reserved capacity pricing.
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We have designed our Azure Support plans to meet different business needs. Paid support plans provide access to Technical Support for break-fix issues on a 24x7 basis. Higher tiers of support plans offer faster initial response times and access to Advisory support, Configuration Optimization Reviews, and other benefits. More information about the existing support plans can be found at the Azure Support Plans page.
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Currently, the NV virtual machine promo will be available for on-demand deployment until 31 October 2020. The promo virtual machines deployed before that will continue to run. These virtual machines will be available for new deployments after the promo end date, but the promo pricing will no longer be in place. The promo end dates for NC and H series promo are not yet determined.
A temporary disk is storage that’s attached directly to the deployed VM. Data on a temporary disk is lost once the VM is shut down. If you need persistent storage, there are a number of types and sizes of persistent data disks available that are charged separately. Please see storage pricing for information. For persistent VM storage, we recommend that you use Managed Disks to take advantage of better management features, scalability, availability, and security.
For 12 months after you upgrade your subscription, certain amounts of popular products such as compute, networking, storage, and databases are free. After 12 months, any of these products you may be using will continue to run, and you’ll be billed at the standard pay-as-you-go rates.