Microsoft lowers the price of the most popular Azure virtual machines

Arif Bacchus

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Microsoft has just announced that it will be lowering the prices of it’s most popular Azure virtual machines. The move is all part of the company’s commitment to offering Azure customers the best possible prices.

Overall, as part of the price changes, General Purposes Instances, Compte Optimized Instances, and the Av2 series will be dropped. Takeshi Numoto CVP, Cloud and Enterprise offered up the following summary of the price changes in a post on the Azure blog.

  • General Purpose Instances: Prices of our Dv2 series VMs will be reduced by up to 15%. We are also lowering prices of our A1 and A2 Basic VMs by up to 50%.
  • Compute Optimized Instances: Prices of our F series will be reduced up to 11%.
  • Av2 series: In November 2016, we will introduce new A series virtual machines (Av2), with prices up to 36% lower than the A series Standard VM prices available today.

For the complete details on the price changes, and how to purchase Azure virtual machines for yourself, you can head over to this official Microsoft web page. Once you’ve checked it out, come back to WinBeta and let us know what you think by dropping us a comment in the section below.