Wednesday 1st March 2017
Microsoft has cut prices for a range of its UK Azure products after its cloud prices
rose 22% at the start of this year. Prices for the F1 to F16 virtual machines have been cut
by 23% on Linux VMs and 18% on Windows VMs, while A1 Basic has been reduced by 42%
on Linux and 51% on Windows.
There have also been reductions in storage, with Hot Block Blob storage prices dropping
26% and Cool Block Blob storage down 38%.
All of the new prices are effective immediately, with the reductions differing across different
Full detail can be found here.
Azure Virtual Machines:
We have reduced prices on Compute optimized instances – F Series, General purpose
instances – A1 Basic by up to 24% and 61% respectively. The table below shows an
example of the VM price reductions in UK South. Please refer to the VM pricing page for all
the regions and details.
Contact your Bytes Account Manager with any queries regarding this.
Azure Blob Storage
We have reduced prices on Azure Storage offerings - Hot Block Blob Storage, Cool Block
Blob Storage by up to 31% and 38% respectively. These new prices are only available to
customers using Azure Blob Storage Accounts. Customers who are on the General
Purpose Blob Storage can take advantage of these prices by moving data from General
Purpose Blob to Azure Blob Storage account using tools such as AZ copy.
The table below shows an example of the Storage price reductions in UK South. Please
refer to the Storage pricing page for all the regions and details.
All of the new reduced prices take effect today. We are excited about these new lower
prices and how it helps our customers accomplish a lot more. For more details, please visit
Linux Virtual Machines Pricing.
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