Microsoft continues to evolve its Azure sourcing programs, and negotiated discounts are a limited means to reduce costs. Sourcing, procurement and vendor management leaders purchasing Azure services should leverage increased reservation options and Azure Hybrid Benefits to fully optimize costs.
Strategic Planning Assumption
Gartner Recommended Reading
Note 1: Microsoft Product Terms, September 2021
Note 2: Azure Volume Licensing Programs
Note 3: Microsoft Product Terms, September 2021