I am trying to understand Azure Hybrid Benefits for SQL and the payments better.
It is my understanding that if I pay for a VM image w/ SQL server built-in, it's automatically counted as eligible for Hybrid-Use-Benefits(HUB). So, I would essentially be able to get the 30%+ savings just by deploying the VM and checking, 'I Have a license'.
Another way to ask this; if I deploy a WIndows 2016 Server w/SQL 2016 VM, does it come with Software Assurance, therefore allowing me the Hybrid-Use-Benefits pricing?
My CSP is saying I can save a boatload on SQL server by using Hybrid-Use-Benefits but I don't already have a license. They state that the way I am thinking is strictly for on-prem and doesn't apply to Azure! Then why have even have H.U.B. as an option?
Or is there another way to get the discounted pricing?
Do I really have Software Assurance since I lease the VM? Now this renders me available to utilize Hybrid Use benefits because I have Software Assurance?
It just seems redundant and it feels like I am missing something.