Azure Reservations

Purchase Azure services for 1 or 3 years in advance with a significant discounts

  • Reserved instances – Azure Virtual Machines
  • Reserved capacity – Azure Storage, SQL Database vCores, Databricks DBUs, Cosmos DB RUs
  • Software plans – Red Hat, Red Hat OpenShift, SUSE Linux, etc.
  • Reservations are made for 1 or 3 years

Azure Spot VMs

Purchase unused Virtual Machine capacity for significant discount

  • How it works
    • Significant dicount for Azure VMs
    • Capacity can be taken away at any time
    • Customer can set maximum price after discount to keep or evict the machine
  • Best for interruptable workloads (batch processing, dev/test environments, large compute workloads, non-critical tasks, etc.)

Hybrid use Benefit

Use existing licenses in the cloud

  • Use existing licenses in the Azure
    • Windows Server
      • Azure VM
    • RedHat
      • Azure VM
    • SUSE Linux
      • Azure VM
    • SQL Server
      • Azure SQL Database
      • Azure SQL Managed Instance
      • Azure SQL Server on VM
      • Azure Data Factory SQL Server Integration Services


  • Pricing calculator – estimate the cost of Azure services
    • Select service
    • Adjust parameters (usage)
    • View the price
  • Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) calculator – estimate and compare the cost of running workloads in datacenter versus Azure
    • Define your workloads
    • Adjust assumptions
    • View the report
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Adam Marczak

Programmer, architect, trainer, blogger, evangelist are just a few of my titles. What I really am, is a passionate technology enthusiast. I take great pleasure in learning new technologies and finding ways in which this can aid people every day. My latest passion is running an Azure 4 Everyone YouTube channel, where I show that Azure really is for everyone!

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