Azure Hybrid Benefit

Azure Hybrid Benefit (AHB) is a SA (Software Assurance) benefit exclusive to core licenses for Windows Server and SQL Server purchased through any volume licensing program. It allows customers to avoid Windows Server- and SQL database-related software rental fees for workloads hosted in Azure. However, customers must still pay Azure compute fees (covering the use of server hardware in Microsoft's data centers) and consumption fees (for storage, back-up, and other resources), as well as, in most cases, forgo applying the same core licenses to on-premises workloads.

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