Partner Center - Sell Microsoft Azure reservations

Applies to

  • Partner Center
  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Partners in CSP

Appropriate roles

  • Admin agent
  • Global admin
  • Helpdesk agent
  • Sales agent
  • User management admin

Partners in the Cloud Solution Provider program (CSP) can offer their customers Microsoft Azure reservations. Customers can gain significant savings when they reserve in advance. Azure reservations offer customers simplicity and flexibility in the following ways:

  • One or three-year reservation terms
  • Easy to get started; setup completed in seconds
  • Cancel or exchange reserved instances at any time for adjusted refund
  • Manage reserved instances usage at the organizational or individual department level

Azure reservations can appeal to customers in the following ways:

  • Reservations can offer significant savings over pay-as-you-go (PAYG) pricing
  • Better budgeting and forecasting with upfront payment for one-year or three-year terms
  • Prioritized computing capacity in the Azure region closest to their offices
  • Azure reservations provide the foundation for end to end infrastructure solutions when combined with software like Microsoft Windows Server and Azure SQL Database


You can buy, sell, and manage Azure reservations in both the Partner Center and the Azure portal, and using the Partner Center API. Follow the links below to learn how.

Azure reservations resources

For information about Read this
Azure reservations documentation for your customers What are Azure reservations?
Purchasing Azure reservations for your customers in Partner Center Buy Azure reservations
Managing Azure reservations in Partner Center Managing Azure reservations in Partner Center
Determining the correct VM size and verifying customer VM usage VM sizing for maximum Azure reservation usage
Purchasing Azure reservations using the Partner Center API Purchase Azure Reserved VM Instances in the Partner Center developer documentation