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Reserved Instance Pricing

For Multiplayer Servers, is it possible to take advantage of Reserved VM Instances pricing if we already know we will be using at least a certain amount of servers for the next year?

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Save up to 72% on pay-as-you-go prices with 1-year or 3-year Reserved Virtual Machine Instances. Reserved Instances are great for applications with steady-state usage and applications that require reserved capacity. Learn more about Reserved VM Instances pricing.
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Sorry, no. The service is only set up to use on-demand servers at the moment. If you know you're going to have very high usage though, you could talk to the Azure team directly about an Azure Enterprise Agreement. Those agreements have specifically negotiated discounting for high-volume users. PlayFab can be made an addendum on an Azure EA, which would allow you to then use that negotiated rate for your hosted servers. Realistically though, this is only an option if you're considering an Enterprise agreement ($10K+ monthly).

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