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App Service Environment version 1 and version 2 will be retired on 31 August 2024

Published date: April 19, 2024

In August 2021, Azure announced that the retirement of Cloud Services (classic) is happening on 31 August 2024. As App Service Environment v1 and v2 run on Cloud Services (classic), we’ll retire App Service Environment v1 and v2 on the same date. Before that date, please complete your migration to App Service Environment v3.

As of 29 January 2024, App Service Environment v1 and v2 no longer supports the creation of new workloads using any of the available methods including APM/Bicep templates, Azure portal, Azure CLI, or REST API.

After 31 August 2024, App Service Environment v1 and v2 and the applications running on them will be deleted and any application data associated with them will be lost.

Please visit the product documentation for the latest information on the available resources and how to get started. You have access to several migration resources, including Azure FastTrack Architects, to provide more guidance as needed.

What are the main benefits of App Service Environment v3?

  • No Stamp Fee: App Service Environment v3 eliminates the Stamp Fee, which was a fixed cost per hour for each App Service Environment. This means you only pay for the compute and memory resources that you use for your apps, and you can save money by scaling your apps up or down as needed.
  • Discounted pricing offers: App Service Environment v3 supports reserved instances and savings plans, which are discounted pricing offers that allow you to save up to 55% on your App Service costs. You can commit to a certain amount of compute and memory resources for a period of 1 or 3 years and pay a lower rate than the pay-as-you-go option.
  • Potential cost saving: App Service Environment v3 allows you to potentially save money by using less compute and memory resources than you are using today. App Service Environment v3 runs on more powerful hardware than the previous versions, which means you can run the same workload with fewer instances or smaller instance sizes. You can also take advantage of the faster scaling speeds and higher scale limits to optimize your resource utilization and performance.

Required action 

To avoid service disruption, please follow the steps to complete your migration to App Service Environment v3 before 31 August 2024.

Help and support  

If you have questions, get answers from community experts in Microsoft Q&A. Review the free on-demand webinar with Azure FastTrack Architects. Please visit the product documentation for the latest resources.

If you have a support plan and you encounter any problem during your migration, please create a support request.

Note: This post is an update to the post that was published on 29 September 2023 to include updated language on the end of life process.

  • App Service
  • Retirements