Azure RIs are a way of purchasing Azure base compute with a great price and flexibility, in return for upfront payment. This new offering is now available on Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Program and enables customers to save up to 72% on IaaS compute by purchasing a VM for a 1 or 3-year period.
Using Windows Server Core Meter
Significantly reduces costs, up to 72% compared to Pay-as-you-go prices for the VM compute while paying a metered rate for Windows Server licenses only.
Using Azure Hybrid Benefits
When combining the cost savings gain from Azure RIs with added value of the Azure Hybrid Benefit, you can save up to 82%.
All VM series will have Reserved Virtual Machines Instance availability with the exception of the A-series, Av2-series and G-series virtual machines
All global data centers will have RIs, excluding the sovereign clouds: