Microsoft has made the decision to remove the option for new Azure customers to select the Pay as you go model, but don’t worry, customers still have the option if they go through a Microsoft cloud partner.
See blog post about GT a Gold cloud partner
A big drawing card for moving to Azure was the ability to only pay for what you use and scale as and when required by the business. Microsoft will not be taking this service away but instead they are choosing to leverage of their partners, there are a number of positives behind this move:
Read about the benefits of GT becoming a Tier 1 CSP
So when does this all come into effect? Well 1 February 2017 to be exact. If you are an existing Azure MPSA subscriber you can continue to manage your own account, the new model only effects new Azure customer.
To read more about this change you can access the official release here
If you have still have questions about this impending change or require pricing and assistance please feel free to reach out
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