Licensing and Buying Azure Reserved Instances and Server Subscriptions
If you’ve attended one of our licensing training sessions, then this is a great resource to remind you of the topics which we covered. Equally, if you’re looking for a quick lesson on licensing Windows Server and SQL Server virtual machines in Azure, then make sure you have a copy with you to read through on your next coffee break.
This handy little book is an easy-to-read guide on the different ways of licensing Windows Server and SQL Server virtual machines in Azure. It covers all of the options that are available to a customer, from all-inclusive consumption-based virtual machines to the possibility of bringing your own licenses with the Azure Hybrid Benefit. Two brand new options are explained too: Reserved Instances and Server Subscriptions are options that allow a customer to commit to an Azure service upfront and to receive the best possible pricing for that service.