Effective March 28, 2022, Microsoft Capacity Reservations for virtual machines are available.
A Capacity Reservation is linked to a specific virtual machine type running in a specific Azure data center and ensures that there is always capacity available when you want to run a virtual machine of that type in that data center.
The reservation can be for any length of time in any public Azure region or availability zone and supports most VM series.
They are priced the same as the Pay-As-You-Go prices for the VM, and if you have a matching Reserved Instance, that will automatically be applied to cover the charges of the Capacity Reservation. On-demand capacity reservations can be combined with Azure Reserved VM Instances (RIs) to significantly reduce costs.
For the announcement of Microsoft Capacity Reservations, please visit: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/azure-compute-blog/guarantee-capacity-access-with-on-demand-capacity-reservations/ba-p/3269202.
For an explanatory video of this new option, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dd65rTbbWY.
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