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Azure Hybrid Benefit for Windows Server

Azure Hybrid Benefit for Windows Server – Move to cloud and save big using your Windows Server licenses

Now you can move your existing Windows Server licenses to Azure when you extend your datacenter to the cloud. With the Azure Hybrid Benefit, you can use on-premises Windows Server licenses that include Software Assurance to run Windows Server virtual machines in Azure at a reduced compute rate.
Using your existing licenses, you can save up to 49 percent2 on Windows Server virtual machines in Azure, depending on usage, instance type, and location. For every 2-processor Windows Server license or Windows Server license
with 16 cores covered with Software Assurance, you can run either of the following at the reduced compute rate:

• Up to two virtual machines with up to 8 cores or

• One virtual machine with up to 16 cores. You can also run virtual machines with more than 16 cores by stacking licenses. For example, for two 2-processor licenses or two 16-core licenses, you may run a virtual machine with up to 32 cores.

Maximize benefits from your Software Assurance investment.

If your licenses don’t already include Software Assurance, a program that includes rights to new software releases and cost-efficient upgrades, this could be a good time to reconsider. Software Assurance is an essential investment in the journey to transform your application portfolio.

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Get started with your Azure hibrid benefit:
There are several ways to apply your benefit.

1. For new workloads, apply the benefit when you deploy a new virtual machine using an Azure Marketplace image, custom, or on-premises image.

2. You can also apply the benefit using Azure Portal, Azure CLI, or PowerShell. Apply benefit to one or multiple virtual machines.

3. You can migrate existing workloads with Azure Site Recovery (free for first 31 days).

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