Select and purchase Azure Reserved VM Instances in three easy steps-specifiy your Azure region, virtual machine type, and term (one year or three years)-that's it.
While Azure Reserved Instances require making upfront commitments on compute capacity, they also provide flexibility should your business needs change. Easily exchange or cancel reserved instances at any time.
- Exchange Axure RIs across any region and any series as your workload or application needs change.
- Cancel an RI at any time and return the remaining months of a reserved instance back to Microsoft
up to the yearly limit - for an early termination fee.
More cloud, less cost
Significantly reduce costs-up to 72 percent compared to pay-as-you-go prices-with one-year or three-year terms on Windows and Linux virtual machines (VMs). When you combine the cost savings gained from Azure RIs with the added value of the Azure Hybrid Benefit, you can save up to 80 percent*.
Lower your total cost of ownership by combining Azure Reserved Instances with pay-as-you-go prices to manage costs across predictable and variable workloads.
What's more, you can now improve budgeting and forecasting with a single upfront payment, making it easy to calculate your invetments.
Azure Reserved Instances can be assigned at the enrollment or subscription level, so you can manage reserved instance usage at an organizational or individual department level. Assignments are easy to change post-purchase also.