Azure Hybrid Benefit now generally available for Linux

Nadia Phillips

Nadia Phillips

Coinciding with this week’s Kubecon and Open Azure Day virtual events, today Microsoft have announced the general availability of Azure Hybrid Benefit functionality for Linux customers, allowing you to bring both your on-premises Windows Server and SQL Server licenses, as well as Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) subscriptions to Azure.

Director, Product Marketing, Microsoft. 

During the preview period, over 1,500 Linux virtual machines have already been migrated to Azure using the new Azure Hybrid Benefit capabilities, helping to significantly reduce the costs of running enterprise Linux workloads in Azure.

While previous Bring-Your-Own-Subscription cloud migration options available to Red Hat and SUSE customers allowed them to use their pre-existing RHEL and SLES subscriptions in the cloud, Azure Hybrid Benefit improves upon this with several capabilities that are unique to Azure and makes enterprise Linux cloud migration even easier than before:

  • Applies to all Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server pay-as-you-go images available in the Azure Marketplace or Azure Portal. You don’t need to provide your own image.
  • Save time with seamless post-deployment conversions—there’s no need for production redeployment. You can simply convert the pay-as-you-go images you used during your proof of concept testing to bring-your-own-subscription billing.


Nadia Phillips

Nadia Phillips

As an outgoing, entrepreneurial and performance-driven marketer, Nadia leads the Partner focus at Umbrellar. Embracing the changing face of the tech industry and the Microsoft CSP Reseller program to drive cloud transformation for all.


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