Azure Hybrid Benefit for Windows Server

Azure Hybrid Benefit (AHB) for Windows Server, an SA (Software Assurance) benefit associated with Windows Server core licenses, can reduce the cost of running Windows Server-based Azure VMs (virtual machines) by about 25% to 45%. AHB for Windows Server applies to SA-covered Windows Server core licenses purchase through any volume licensing program, whether acquired standalone or as part of a Core Infrastructure Server Suite. The benefit is exclusive to Microsoft’s Azure; it cannot be applied to workloads run at other service providers. At its introduction in Feb. 2016 up until Jan.

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