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Microsoft Azure Pricing Form
Our Microsoft Azure services are available in the Azure public cloud, on-premises, and in hybrid configurations. Our Azure pricing is determined by a variety of factors, including the type of service, the required capacity, the location, and the level of management.
We follow the “pay as you go” pricing model for the majority of our Azure services. Furthermore, we provide significant discounts for reserved instances (which require a one- or three-year commitment) and spot occurrences (virtual machines from Azure’s spare capacity that can be terminated at any time).
MICROSOFT AZURE PRICING MODELS
Here are our five different Microsoft Azure SQL Database Pricing options:
Pay as You Go:
Go4hosting allows you to pay for Azure services based on actual usage that are billed per second, with no long-term commitments or upfront payments. Our pricing model gives you complete freedom to increase or decrease resources as needed.
With Azure's auto-scaling features, you can scale up or scale down your virtual machines (VMs). This pricing model is best suited for users who prefer flexibility and prefer to translate capital costs to operating costs, as well as applications with volatile or short-term workloads.
Reserved Virtual Machine Instances (RVMI) are virtual machines pre-purchased in a specific region for a period of one or three years. Upon committing to reserved instances in advance with us, you can save up to 72 percent on pay-as-you-go prices. During the commitment term, you are allowed to replace reserved instances with others. You can even cancel reserved instances before the end of the term, but there is a fee for doing so.
We offer tailored-made plans best suited for applications with consistent, ongoing usage, organizations with a fixed budget, or large-scale applications with a fixed number of virtual machines. Whatever you need, we have got a plan for it.
We provide Virtual Machine Scale Sets (VMSS), an autoscaling mechanism with which you can manage groups of VMs and automatically add spot instances based on predefined policies. You can purchase unused computing power at up to a 90 percent discount off pay-as-you-go prices. Spot instances can be thwarted at any time. They are best suited for distributed, fault-tolerant, stateless, non-urgent, and workloads that can tolerate disruptions.
MICROSOFT AZURE COST SAVING OPTIONS
Azure Hybrid Benefit:1
The benefit is for BYOLs (bringing your own license). Businesses with Microsoft licenses in their on-premise data centers are eligible for our Azure Hybrid Benefit program. If you have Windows Server or SQL Server licenses that you use locally, you can bring them to the cloud. Businesses with a license get a discount on the per-hour cost of the VM. Our Microsoft Azure Hybrid Benefit is available for Windows Server virtual machines, SQL Server virtual machines, and the Azure SQL Database service. Azure Hybrid Benefit, when combined with reserved instances, offers a discount of up to 85 percent.
Azure Dev/Test Pricing:2
With our Azure development, you become eligible for significant discounts, such as: ● Running Windows virtual machines for the same price as Linux virtual machines (basically, you get the Microsoft license for free) ● You can save up to 55 percent on Azure SQL Database Pricing. ● You can save up to 50 percent on Logic Apps.
Azure Price Matching:3
We match the price of comparable services on AWS. Azure Prices are adjusted every three months to reflect changes in AWS pricing. ● Price matching is available for Linux VMs (vs. EC2 compute instances). ● Azure Functions (vs. Amazon Lambda). ● Block Blob Storage ZRS HOT / COOL tier (vs. S3 Standard / Standard-Infrequent Access tier). *We also have a free tier that allows you to use certain services for free for the first 12 months and free forever usage of certain services.
Service Pricing Factor Starting From
Linux virtual machines (VMs) VM hourly usage $0.004
Functions Million executions $0.20
Block Blob storage (ZRS HOT) GB-month $0.023