Understanding the differences between Classic Azure and New Azure Plan
Microsoft introduced a new commerce experience for Azure, the Azure Plan.
This plan simplifies the purchase experience - you can have multiple Azure subscriptions in an Azure plan. For the new commerce experience for Azure, Microsoft have aligned to a single global pricing principle enabling CSP partners to offer Azure at the published prices.
Please remember that to transact in either Classic (current platform) or New Azure Plan you must sign the Microsoft Partner Agreement (MPA) and your customers must sign the Microsoft Customer Agreement (MCuA).
The below information is provided to help you understand the differences between the Classic (current platform) and New Azure Plan so you can decide which is the best option for you and your customers. Microsoft will eventually stop supporting the current platform and will default to the New Commerce Platform instead. Note that once a customer is migrated to the New Azure Platform, you cannot migrate them back to the old platform for any reason. Also, all subscriptions with a given customer will be migrated at once. Customer cannot have one subscription in Classic and another in the New Azure Plan, under the same CSP.
|What||Classic Azure||New Azure Plan|
|Price List||If you’re in Australia, New Zealand, Korea and Japan, you are to be billed in local currency. All other countries are affected by USD to local currency FX rate provided by rhipe.||If you’re in Australia, New Zealand, Korea and Japan, the price list is in USD, but you are to be billed in local currency using a monthly FX provided by Microsoft. All other countries are affected by USD to local currency FX rate provided by rhipe.|
|Discounts||The discount is not dependent on access levels.||
The monthly CSP discount is dependent on the owner access that is extended to the CSP, on the Azure subscriptions within the customer tenant. CSP is to be provided with Owner access to the subscription to enjoy the same level of discount as it exists today.
The discount level will be calculated by end of the billing month and is based on the access rights on the subscription during the month in context. Owner access to CSP is by default and by design under the CSP transaction model
|Cost Management||Feature not enabled||You access Azure Cost Management features enabled by Microsoft via the Azure portal.Cost Management allows customer and partners to look at extensive reporting around Azure usage and set budgets. ACM must be explicitly enabled by the CSP and will be done on request.|
You can find additional FAQs here. Please contact your rhipe account manager if you require further information.