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 50% cost savings. For example, the annual cost of 2 Azure VMs is $4,393 USD – with AHUB the price is just $2,063 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 D2V2 virtual machines in US East 2 Region running 744 hours/month for 12 months. Base compute rate at SUSE Linux Enterprise rate for US East 2. Software Assurance cost (Level A) for Windows Server standard edition (one 2-proc license or a set of 16 core licenses). Savings may vary based on location, instance type, or usage. Prices as of March 2017. Prices subject to change.