Yes, that is true! Microsoft Azure Pay-as-You-Go Licensing is still available for customers and prospects. As noted in the recent Microsoft Blog, Microsoft dropped Azure Pay-as-You-Go licensing in the Microsoft Product and Services Agreement (MPSA). What does this mean for new Azure customers that want Pay-as-You-Go Licensing?
Going forward, one of the ways that customers can take advantage of the Azure Pay-as-You-Go licensing is through Microsoft Partners, who often have value-added services that enable Azure customers to leverage their cloud solution more deeply and with better insight.
As a globally-certified Microsoft partner, we at SoftwareONE analysed the myriad challenges that organisations often face when deploying a new Azure instance. After several customer interviews and reviews of the marketplace, we developed an end-to-end solution offering specifically designed to empower customers with everything they need to leverage their Azure platform – all as a single SKU. In short, these include:
- Single licensing contract in a “pay-as-you-consume” model
- Cloud Advisory Services to help you design your deployment, as well as the Administrative Setup
- Ongoing, dedicated, and certified Cloud Support personnel
- Analytics to help you monetise and forecast your Azure consumption in our proprietary platform, PyraCloud
SoftwareONE’s AzureSimple offering combines everything a customer needs to get started with Azure, while helping them realise the long-term benefits of a cloud deployment.
Now that you have the option to purchase Azure on a Pay-as-You-GO basis, would you like to leverage the SoftwareONE AzureSimple offering to determine if Microsoft Azure is the right cloud service for your IT? Give us a try, reach out to SoftwareONE and let us help you make the decision with AzureSimple.