Azure - Pricing

Azure - Pricing

Please note that the pricing model may change in a future Azure pricing model. Data will be collected on the campus surcharge and the actual costs to campus over the next fiscal year. As a result, the surcharge may be increased or decreased in the future based on the actual costs of providing Azure to campus.

Insight, the campus reseller for Azure, discounts Azure retail pricing ~15% as part of the Internet2 agreement with Microsoft. UW-Madison Public Cloud applies a 15% overhead surcharge to the Insight rate to recover a portion of its costs. The net cost to campus customers will be equivalent to Microsoft's published rates for Azure.

Azure - Free Tier

As part of our enterprise agreement the UW is not eligible for the free tier of services.  Cloud vendors do not normally offer a free tier to their enterprise customers.

Using Research Grant Funding for Cloud Services

Cloud computing (AWS, Azure or GCP) through UW contracts can be funded by research grant funds using a DoIT Number, similar to other IT expenditures  (DoIT Numbers - Overview)

Customers are responsible for ensuring that any grant funds used to pay for public cloud services  is done in accordance with Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) policy and federal requirements (2 CFR 200 Subpart E).   Basic guidance on allowable direct costs can be found here.    It is recommended that any customers with questions about using a grant to pay for cloud computing contact RSP for guidance.  


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Commonly Referenced Docs:

UW Madison Public Cloud Team Events
Online Learning Classes for Cloud Vendors
What Data Elements are allowed in the Public Cloud