As of October 1st, Microsoft has updated the pricing structure of its enterprise cloud platform – Microsoft Azure. As Azure continues to gain share in the market, Microsoft is looking to simplify and streamline the pricing of Azure for customers in order to create more predictable long-term agreements and workload deployments for customers. In effect, Microsoft sees this as an avenue for customers to realize the value of the cloud by building more offers that make adopting and/or transitioning on-prem workloads to Azure even more favorable for the customer.
So what exactly is changing in the Azure pricelist?
Microsoft has made two primary changes to Azure pricing:
- Reduced pricing for several technologies on azure.com.
- Azure pricing for the EA and MPSA have changed to align with azure.com pricing.