Now is the time to move to Azure Government and reap the rewards of cloud technology including the ability to scale up or down quickly, pay only for what you use, and save on compute power. Whether you’re moving a few workloads, migrating your datacenter, or deploying new virtual machines (VMs) as part of your hybrid cloud strategy, the Azure Hybrid Use Benefit provides big savings as you move to the cloud.
Save Up to 40% On Windows Server Virtual Machines
Use your on-premises Windows Server licenses that include Software Assurance to save big on Windows Server VMs in Azure Government. By using your existing licenses, you pay the base compute rate and save up to 40 percent:
What is the Azure Hybrid Use Benefit?
Azure Hybrid Use Benefit for Windows Server includes: Windows Server 2008R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012R2, and Windows Server 2016. Azure Hybrid Use Benefit for Windows Client includes Windows 10. For more information, please see the Azure Hybrid Use Benefit licensing page.
For every 2-processor Windows Server license or Windows Server license with 16-cores covered with Software Assurance, you can run either of the following at the base compute rate:
- Up to two machines with up to 8 cores or
- One virtual machine with up to 16 cores.
You can also run virtual machines with more than 16 cores by stacking licenses. For example, for two 2-processor licenses or two 16-core licenses, you may run a virtual machine with up to 32 cores.
Ways to use Azure Hybrid Use Benefit
There are a couple of different ways to deploy Windows VMs with the Azure Hybrid Use Benefit:
- You can deploy VMs from specific Marketplace images that are pre-configured with Azure Hybrid Use Benefit – Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012R2, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2008SP1.
- You can upload a custom VM and deploy using a Resource Manager template or Azure PowerShell.
Would you like more information about how to take advantage of the Azure Hybrid Use Benefit with Azure Government? Contact us! We would be happy to help you.