Azure Stack is sold as an integrated system, with software pre-installed on validated hardware. Azure Stack comes with two operational modes—Connected and Disconnected. Connected Mode use Azure metering services with the Microsoft Azure Cloud. The Disconnected Mode does not use Azure metering services. The Disconnected Mode is based on capacity pricing model. The Connected Mode is a Pay-as-you-use software pricing model.
|Payment Method||Description||License Type|
|PAYG||No upfront cost||EA or CSP|
|Capacity Model||Fixed Fees per annum||EA Only|
Windows and SQL License
You have to use licenses from any channel (EA, SPLA, Open, and others), as long as you comply with all software licensing and product terms.
You have to use RedHat or other Linux licenses on the Azure Stack if you choose to use Linux Operating Systems. You have to pay to the software vendor for use of their software on the Azure Stack.
Connected Mode for Cloud Service Provider (CSP)
Azure Stack offers pay-as-you-use pricing, just like you get with Azure. Run infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) on Azure Stack with no upfront fees, and use the same subscriptions, monetary commitments, and billing tools as Azure. The pay-as-you-use package is available through Enterprise Agreements (EA) and the Cloud Solution Provider program (CSP).
|Service Type||Description||Hourly Rate||Monthly Rate|
|Compute||Base VM||$0.011/vCPU||$8 vCPU|
|Windows VM||$0.059/vCPU||$43 vCPU|
|Table & Queue||$0.023/GB|
|App Services||Web Apps, API, Functions||$0.072/vCPU
The Connected Mode is available through both Enterprise Agreement (EA) and Cloud Service Provider (CSP) partner channel. Azure MSDN, Free Trial, and Biz Spark subscription IDs cannot be used in conjunction with Azure Stack.
Your Azure Stack usage will be metered and integrated into one bill with your Azure usage.
The customer already has Azure Subscription. The customer wants to establish hybrid cloud in conjunction with Azure Cloud.
Disconnected Mode for Azure Stack On-premises
the App Service package, which includes App Service, base virtual machines, and Azure Storage ($400/core/year), and the IaaS package, which includes base virtual machines and Azure Storage ($144/ core/year.) With the capacity model, you use your existing on-premises licenses to deploy Windows Server and SQL Server virtual machines.
The capacity model is available via EA only. It is purchased as an Azure Plan SKU via normal volume licensing channels.
The customer wants to build their own private cloud platform and offer services to their departments and subsidiaries. The purpose of this exercise is to segregate billing of each department but maintain single ICT organisation.
Azure Stack Support
Azure Stack support is a consistent, integrated, hybrid support experience that covers the full system lifecycle. If you already have Premier, Azure, or Partner support with Microsoft, your Azure Stack software support is included. You need only make one call to the vendor of your choice (Microsoft or hardware partner) for any Azure Stack issue.
For up-to-date pricing visit Microsoft website.