Windows Server SA Discounts Azure Disaster Recovery

A new Hybrid Use Benefit included with Software Assurance (SA) in Feb. 2016 entitles customers to run Windows Server in an Azure Virtual Machine (VM) and pay only for compute and infrastructure costs. Using Azure VMs for disaster recovery requires organizations to pay to run Windows Server on those VMs, in addition to paying for the compute time and other Azure charges. The new benefit could help customers build out disaster recovery or other hybrid use cases in Azure VMs, but there are caveats to the benefit, and it is available only for customers with SA on Windows Server.

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