Friday 17th November 2017
Today, Microsoft have announced the general availability of Azure RIs. Azure RIs enable you to reserve VMs to prioritize workloads with a 72% cost savings over pay-as-you-go pricing on all VMs, or up to 82% savings when combined with the Azure Hybrid Benefit. Azure offers the most cost effective RIs for Windows Server workloads. RIs improve budgeting and forecasting because they are purchased in 1- and 3-year terms with a single up-front payment.
Purchasing requires you to select only three items: region, VM series, and term. If your business or workload needs change, you can easily exchange or cancel your reservations at any time. Pricing information is now available here.
Lower your total cost of ownership by combining RIs with pay-as-you-go prices to manage costs across predictable and variable workloads. Improve budgeting and forecasting with a single upfront payment, making it easy to calculate your investments.
Exchange at any time
Exchange a Reserved Instance for another at any time
Cancel at any time
Cancel a Reserved Instance at any time during the term
Make additional savings with the Azure Hybrid Benefit for Windows Server
Understand which virtual machines are eligible for Reserved Instances and Hybrid Benefit along with what the cost savings will be with our Azure Cost Savings Analysis service. Speak to your Bytes Account Manager for more information.
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