Azure Hybrid Benefit

Save big on Azure by using your existing on-premises Windows Server and SQL Server licenses on the cloud with no additional cost.

Azure Hybrid Benefit is a licensing benefit that helps you to significantly reduce the costs of running your workloads in the cloud. It works by letting you use your on-premises Software Assurance-enabled Windows Server and SQL Server licenses on Azure. And now, this benefit applies to RedHat and SUSE Linux subscriptions, too.

Why Azure Hybrid Benefit?

SQL Server

Only on Azure can you:

  • Maximize savings by using Azure Hybrid Benefit for both Windows Server and SQL Server workloads.
  • Use existing SQL Server licenses in platform as a service (PaaS) environments.
  • Apply to SQL Server 1 to 4 vCPUs exchange: For every 1 core of SQL Server Enterprise Edition, you get 4 vCPUs of SQL Managed Instance or Azure SQL Database business critical tier, or 4 vCPUs of SQL Server Standard edition on Azure VMs.
  • Help meet compliance requirements with unlimited virtualization on Azure Dedicated Host.
  • Get 180 days of dual-use rights between on-premises and Azure.

SQL Server savings example

  • Savings based on 8-Core D13 v2 VM in East US 2 region.
  • Savings are calculated from full price (license included) for SQL Server Enterprise edition VM against reduced rate (applying Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server and Windows Server), which excludes Software Assurance costs for SQL Server and Windows Server, which may vary based on EA agreement.
  • Actual savings may vary based on region, instance size and compute family.
  • Prices as of June 5, 2018, subject to change.

Lær mer om hvordan du tar i bruk Azure Hybrid Benefit for Azure SQL Database PaaS-tjenester

Windows Server

Only on Azure can you:

  • Use Windows Server license assignment in the cloud.
  • Get 180 days of dual-use rights between on-premises and the cloud.

Windows Server savings example

  • 744 hours/month for 12 months.
  • US East 2 region rate as of October 09, 2017.
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise rate for US East 2 as of Oct 09, 2017.
  • Software Assurance cost (Level A) for one 2-proc Windows Server Standard license or 16 cores as of Oct 09, 2017.

Finn ut hvordan du ruller ut nye virtuelle maskiner med Azure Hybrid Benefit for Windows Server

Linux

Use your pre-existing on-premises Red Hat or SUSE software subscriptions on Azure. Only on Azure can you:

  • Pay only for your VM infrastructure costs. The software fee is already covered by your existing subscription and applies to all Azure Marketplace Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server pay-as-you-go images.
  • Save time with seamless post-deployment conversions—there's no need for production redeployment.
  • Lower your ongoing operational costs with automatic image maintenance, updates, and patches.
  • Enjoy the convenience of unified user interface integration between the Azure Portal and CLI, as well as scalable batch conversions.
  • Get the cloud's only co-located technical support from Azure, Red Hat, and SUSE with just one ticket.

Learn how to apply Azure Hybrid Benefit for Linux VMs

Besparelsekalkulator for Azure Hybrid Benefit

Angi antallet kjernelisenser du eier som er dekket av aktiv Software Assurance eller Windows Server-abonnementer

Angi planlagt Azure-distribusjon av Windows Virtual Machines

Kvalifiserte Virtual Machines basert på den valgte instansstørrelsen

Angi det totale antallet SQL Server-lisenskjerner med Software Assurance

Angi planlagt Azure-distribusjon av SQL Server-forekomster

Spar opptil 85 % ved å kombinere lisenser for Windows Server og SQL Server som du allerede eier

Kvalifiserte virtuelle maskiner med SQL Server Enterprise edition basert på forekomstvalget ditt