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  • Writer's pictureBrian Bloom

33% of CTOs say cloud spend is a top priority

Updated: Apr 24

Microsoft Hybrid Benefit is a licensing model that allows you to use existing on-premises Windows Server and SQL Server licenses on Azure and AWS

Leverage current Microsoft license investments for cloud workloads, resulting in significant cost savings


How Microsoft Hybrid Benefit Works:

  • Use on-premises Windows Server and SQL Server licenses covered by Software Assurance or subscriptions to run virtual machines on Azure and AWS

  • Each license allows running up to two virtual machines on Azure and AWS, doubling the licensing value


Advantages of AWS:

  • Significantly reduce AWS EC2 and RDS costs by leveraging existing Microsoft licenses

  • Flexibility to choose the right cloud platform while enjoying the cost benefits of Microsoft licenses

  • Simplified licensing management across AWS


Advantages of Azure:

  • Save up to 40% on virtual machines and 53% on Azure SQL Database and SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines

  • Flexibility in choosing between Windows Server and SQL Server licenses

  • Automatic detection and application of Azure Hybrid Benefit for best pricing


Real-World Success Stories:

  • Global financial services company saved over $2 million annually with Microsoft Hybrid Benefit on AWS and Azure

  • Leading healthcare providers reduced cloud costs by 35% using existing Microsoft licenses on AWS and Azure


Microsoft Hybrid Benefit maximizes savings on AWS and Azure by leveraging existing Microsoft licenses

With Microsoft Hybrid Benefit, you can choose the cloud platform that best suits your needs while enjoying substantial cost reductions.

Unlocks the full potential of cloud investments through cost optimization



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