Maximizing Discounts for Long-Running Azure VM Workloads

  • Several licensing options can reduce costs for long-running Azure VM workloads.
  • Each option has its own limitations and restrictions, and upfront planning and financial commitments are required.

Depending on how long and with what regularity an organization expects to run a VM in Azure, there may be as many as three options to reduce cost on Microsoft software or Azure VM compute time, by making a purchase ahead of time.

All prices shown in this report reflect pay-as-you-go pricing in the West US region, as of Feb. 2018.

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