I have spoken to a few customers recently who have asked:
What’s the best way to purchase Windows Azure?
There are two ways to do this today.
- Pay-As-You-Go credit card payments
this is a flexible way of paying for Azure without up front costs. There’s no long term commitment and you only pay for what you use.
- A subscription or invoice payments
These come in 6, 12 and 36 month options with at least 20% discount for compute/database purchases and 39% for storage.
Visit http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/pricing/purchase-options/ for more information and pricing.
I am a pay as you go customer paying by credit card. Can I move my account to a subscription?
“This option is available upon request and may require a credit review. Most Microsoft Volume Licensing customers will not require a credit review and can have this ability enabled right away. Customers can contact OCP customer service directly to request this.”
If you have been through this process, please get in touch. I’m keen to understand what the process was like… was it easy? Hard? Any tips to share with others about to embark on the same process?