Azure is not yet a big product in India, but things could change now that Microsoft has decided to make some interesting changes to the platform to garner more users in the country. For quite some time, the Azure Pay-As-You-Go service was only available in several markets outside of India, but this is no longer the case.
Azure Pay-As-You-Go comes to India
Microsoft has decided to upgrade Azure in India to support the “Pay-As-You-Go” payment plan, a move that should interest a lot of users in the country, and possibly attract those looking on from the sidelines. This adds to the list of 139 countries that are supported by this option.
The plan is all about making so that users are not tied down, they are not committed. This means they’ll only pay for what they use, and that’s great for those who requires something from Azure that is tailored to their needs.
For those who are still not sold on Azure, Microsoft has made sure to add a free trial. This trial comes with ₹12,100 worth of credit, which roughly translates to around $180. That’s a lot to play around with from the get-go, and should give users a lot of room to experience what Azure Pay-As-You-Go is like.
After the trial has ended, users can choose whether or not they would like to continue, and from there, they’ll need to have their own credit on-hand.
We expect Microsoft to add more countries to the list that supports Pay-As-You-Go as time goes by. It’s a great service, one that should be available to all as long as Azure is available in the country.