Do we need license for using Windows OS as container image in Enterprises?

kan jag 20 Reputation points
2023-10-24T19:04:07.28+00:00

hello,

We are new to Azure. I am working on containerizing the web app in Azure. While doing it, do we need to purchase a license for using the windows OS for our container image in our Enterprise. If means How to get the license?

thank you.

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  1. kobulloc-MSFT 25,061 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2023-10-27T16:11:26.6666667+00:00

    Hello, @kan jag !

    Do I need a license for my Windows container when using Azure Container Instances?

    No. Windows containers require a validly licensed host OS however this is provided by the Azure Container Instances (ACI) service:

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/architecture/modernize-with-azure-containers/modernize-existing-apps-to-cloud-optimized/when-to-deploy-windows-containers-to-azure-container-instances-aci

    With ACI, you just deploy the containers into a self-maintained environment and you just pay for those containers.


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