03-28-2017 04:10 PM - last edited 3 weeks ago
Now is the time to move to Azure 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.
Azure HUB allows Partners with Software Assurance (SA) on their Windows Server licenses to run virtual machines in Azure with up to 40% cost savings. For example, the annual cost of 2 Azure VMs is $2,964 USD - with AHUB the price is just $1,777 USD.* This makes it easier for Partners to have a new way to offer more services without raising overall project costs.
This is not the only exciting change to Software Assurance. We are pleased to announce the general availability of Windows Server Premium Assurance and SQL Server Premium Assurance, which provide Customers an incremental six years of extended support for these products, whether on-premises or in the cloud.
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*Savings based on two D2 v2 Promo VMs in West US 2 Region running 20 hours/day for one year (365 days), base compute rate at CentOS or Ubuntu Linux rate for West US 2, and Software Assurance cost (Level A) for Windows Server Standard edition (one 2-processor license or a set of 16 core licenses). Actual savings may vary based on location, instance type, or usage. Prices as of April 2017. Prices subject to change.