Microsoft have announced a new ‘Hybrid Use Benefit’ method to potentially reduce the cost of VMs in Azure by allowing you the right to use some of your on-premises licensing in Azure VM’s.
The above video give you more information as does this page:
As you can see, the saving can be up to 40%! That’s pretty significant if you qualify.
Another tool that Microsoft has just announced to help you migrate to Azure is the:
This assessment can help you:
- Identify all the servers across your datacenter environment
- Analyse your workload configuration
- Estimate the initial cost benefits of moving to Microsoft Azure
- View and export the results into a customized report
However, if you are just getting started with Azure check out this on demand webinar: