When looking towards consuming Azure, this first point to start is the “tenant”. This is basically what one would see as their Azure Active Directory, or for some “Office 365”. This is linked to a “Subscription”. The subscription is linked to certain contract type, which influences the billing model. Choosing a certain contact type will (strangely enough) have an impact for you. So today we’ll cover the various options with their (dis)advantages.
Basically, we can distinguish the following contract types ;
- Enterprise Agreement
- Cloud Solution Provider
In reality, there are a few more, though most Azure offers can be consolidated into the term “Online” I used earlier on. The above are the three most commonly used scenario’s, therefore I will limit the scope of the day to these.