Azure Hybrid Benefit for Windows Server

Azure Hybrid Benefit for Windows Server

Subscribe to Azure Hybrid Benefit for Windows Server

Widely publicized changes announced by Microsoft in a long blog post will help Cloud Solution Providers but will not change licensing terms for AWS, GCP, or Alibaba.

Azure VMware Solution offers a hosted platform for new or existing VMware VMs within Microsoft’s Azure cloud. The most favorable rules for running Microsoft software on a hosted VMware infrastructure are now exclusive to Azure VMware Solution.

Azure Hybrid Benefit for Windows Server can cut 25% to 45% off Windows Server workload fees in Azure.

Several options exist for organizations to reduce the cost of running Azure VMs for extended periods of time

DOM reports and resources for understanding and Azure licensing considerations, such as the Azure Hybrid Benefit.

Azure Hybrid Benefit promises substantial cost savings, but effective tracking is required to ensure licensing compliance and to fully exploit the benefits.

Three different sets of rules apply to customers who bring their own licenses to run Microsoft software at a dedicated hosting firm.

A new Azure VMware Solution offering provides improved Azure integration and will likely supersede the current offering in time.

DOM reports and resources for understanding and using Azure Hybrid Benefit offers. These offers allow customers to apply Windows Server and SQL Server licenses with Software Assurance (SA) to reduce the cost of using that software in Azure services.

A physical server, located in an Azure datacenter, dedicated to hosting a single customer’s VM-based workloads; overall costs are a factor of server hardware configuration, use of OSs and SQL Server within the VMs, and storage and other consumption charges.