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    Azure pricing

    Get the best value at every stage of your cloud journey

    Meet your organization’s business needs and budget with competitive, pay-as-you-go pricing. Realize cost savings whether you’re migrating your first workload or fine-tuning complex deployments.

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    Substantial savings compared to other clouds

    From dev/test to production workloads, realize additional savings that fit your development and deployment needs. Combine discounts and pricing offers to significantly reduce your cloud costs.

    Pay less with Azure

    AWS is 5 times more expensive than Azure for Windows and SQL Server1. Why run them anywhere else?

    Windows Virtual Machines

    UP TO

    71 percent savings2

    compared to AWS EC2

    SQL Database Managed Instance

    UP TO

    85 percent savings3

    compared to Amazon RDS

    SQL Server virtual machines

    UP TO

    45 percent savings4

    compared to AWS EC2

    Azure Hybrid Benefit

    Use your existing Windows Server and SQL Server licenses with Software Assurance to save big on Azure.

    Extended security updates for Windows Server and SQL Server 2008/2008 R2

    Migrate 2008 and 2008 R2 server workloads to Azure Virtual Machines and get three more years of security updates following the end of your support dates—for free—resulting in significant cost savings. AWS is 5 times more expensive than Azure for Windows Server and SQL Server1.

    Azure dev/test pricing

    Get discounted rates for your ongoing development and testing, including no Microsoft software charges on Azure Virtual Machines and special dev-test pricing on other services.

    Reservations

    Forecast your resource needs and make a one- or three-year commitment on select Azure services to pay less than pay-as-you-go pricing. Exchange or cancel any time as your needs evolve.

    Transparent and competitive pricing

    Calculate your costs

    Estimate your expected monthly costs for using any combination of Azure products.

    Price match guarantee against AWS on comparable services

    AZURE SERVICE PRICE MATCH STARTING FROM
    Linux virtual machines (VMs)
    AWS EC2*
    Starting from $0.004 per hour
    Functions
    AWS Lambda*
    Starting from $0.2 per million executions
    Block Blob storage (ZRS HOT)
    Amazon S3 Standard*
    Starting from $0.023 per GB per month
    Block Blob storage (ZRS COOL)
    Amazon S3 Standard-Infrequent Access*
    Starting from $0.013 per GB per month

    *Price match available to the publicly available prices as of November 21, 2018 of eligible newest generation products in the same comparable geographic region only. Pricing adjustments in response to price drop by AWS can take up to 90 days to process.

    Free enterprise-grade cost management tools

    Take advantage of built-in tools and services to help you compare costs, save money, and optimize your Azure resources.

    Compare your cost savings to on-premises solutions

    Compare the total cost of ownership (TCO) of your on-premises infrastructure to a comparable Azure deployment. Estimate the savings you can realize by migrating your workloads to Azure.

    Never pay more than you should

    Ensure that your cloud is running efficiently on Azure with advanced cost management tools that help you:

  • Monitor cloud consumption and cost trends continously.
  • Improve organizational accountability by allocating cloud costs to business units and projects.
  • Optimize and save by eliminating idle resources with virtual machine right-sizing.
  • Explore additional resources and benefits to help you save

    Migration tools

    Find tools and resources to migrate your apps, data, and infrastructure at your own pace.

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    Build solutions quickly and confidently with direct access to Azure engineers.

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    Get automatic, personalized recommendations for optimizing your resources.

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    Overcome problems with around-the-clock access to support engineers. Choose the plan that's right for you.

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    Developer Standard Professional Direct Premier
    Best for:
    Trial and non-production environments
    Production workload environments
    Business-critical dependence
    Substantial dependence across multiple products
    Initial response time
    <8 hours
    <2 hours
    <1 hour
    <15 minutes (with Azure Rapid Response or Azure Event Management) (with Azure Rapid Response) or <1 hour (without Azure Rapid Response)
    Monthly costs
    $29/mo
    $100/mo
    $1000/mo

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    1Calculations based on scenarios running 744 hours/month for 12 months at 3-year Reserved Instances or Reserved Capacity. Prices as of October 24, 2018, subject to change. Azure Windows VM calculations based on two D2V3 Azure VMs in US West 2 region at the SUSE Linux Enterprise Basic rate. AWS calculations based on two m5.Large VMs in US West (Oregon) using Windows Server Pay-As-You-Go rate for Reserved Instances under Standard 3-year term, all upfront payment. SQL Server calculations based on 8 vCore Azure SQL Database Managed Instance Business Critical in US West 2 running at Azure Hybrid Benefit rate. AWS calculations based on RDS for SQL EE for db.r4.2xlarge on US West (Oregon) in a multi AZ deployment for Reserved Instances under Standard 3-year term, all upfront payment. Extended Security Updates cost used for AWS is based on Windows Server Standard open NL ERP pricing in USD. Actual savings may vary based on region, instance size, and performance tier. Savings exclude Software Assurance costs, which may vary based on Volume Licensing agreement. Contact your sales representative for details.

    2Calculations based on scenarios running 744 hours/month for 12 months at 3-year Reserved Instances. Prices as of October 24, 2018, subject to change. Savings calculations based on two D2V3 Azure VMs in US West 2 region, reduced compute rate at SUSE Linux Enterprise Basic rate with Azure Hybrid Benefit. AWS calculations based on two m5.Large VMs in US West (Oregon) using Windows Server Pay-As-You-Go rate for Reserved Instances under Standard 3-year term, all upfront payment. Actual savings may vary based on region, instance size, and performance tier. Savings exclude Software Assurance costs, which may vary based on Volume Licensing agreement.

    3Calculations based on scenarios running 744 hours/month for 12 months at 3-year Reserved Capacity. Prices as of October 24, 2018, subject to change. Savings based on eight vCore Azure SQL Database Managed Instance Business Critical in US West 2 running at Azure Hybrid Benefit rate. AWS calculations based on RDS for SQL EE for db.r4.2xlarge on US West (Oregon) in a multi AZ deployment for Reserved Instances under Standard 3-year term, all upfront payment. Actual regional pricing and program discounts may apply. Actual savings may vary based on region, instance size, and performance tier. Savings exclude Software Assurance costs, which may vary based on Volume Licensing agreement.

    4Calculations based on scenarios running 744 hours/month for 12 months at 3-year Reserved Instances. Prices as of June 15, 2018, subject to change. Savings based on 8-Core D13 v2 Azure VM in East US 2 region at CentOS/Ubuntu Linux with Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server and Azure Hybrid Benefit for Windows Server. AWS calculations based on r3.2xlarge in US East (N. Virginia) at Windows rate with SQL Server License Mobility. Actual savings may vary based on region, instance size, and performance tier. Savings exclude Software Assurance costs, which may vary based on Volume Licensing agreement.