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Azure costs can quickly and easily get away from you.  Avoid billing surprises!


Infront Azure Automation (Governance & Cost Efficiency) Offering

  • No risk, no customer upfront investment in services to drive cost savings through Infront’s Azure Automation Framework.
  • Automate the VM conversion with consistency, standardization, and our proven expertise to quickly achieve ongoing savings and consumption optimization.
  • Infront shares in your savings for the first year. After that, the savings are all yours.


Infront leveraged their Azure Automation Framework to automate changing the licensing on the VMs to HUB licensed. This ensured consistency, accelerated the change, minimized downtime and allowed a manufacturer to achieve savings of $40k per month, on their IaaS VM costs.


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Have you moved VMs to Azure IaaS?

Are you benefiting from the cost savings in Microsoft’s Azure Hybrid Use Benefit? Most organizations aren’t and they are losing out on potential cost savings.


How can I create VMs in Azure that take advantage of Hybrid Use Benefit?

Hybrid Use Benefit (HUB) is available to customers with Enterprise Agreements and Software Assurance that enables Windows Server licenses on-premises to be leveraged in Azure which results in Windows VMs costing the same as Linux VMs (since there is no charge for the Windows Server license).



To enable the HUB licensing when creating new VMs a licensing type must be specified when creating with:

  • PowerShell (-LicenseType Windows_Server)
  • or with JSON templates (“licenseType”: “Windows_Server” as part of the properties)

For full Documentation follow this link


If you have existing VMs in Azure there is currently no way to convert them to HUB licensing via a switch today however Infront Consulting Group has an automated solution to make this conversion seamless for customers today!


See the example below of virtual machine cost savings that may apply annually with using Azure HUB.

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