Updated: Nov 24
What is Azure VM?
A Virtual Machine (VM) is like any physical laptop, smartphone, or server that we use in our day-to-day life. It has features like CPU, memory, storage size, and different networking ports with boot disk similar to the gadgets mentioned above.
Azure Virtual Machines (VM) is one of several types of on-demand, scalable computing resources that Azure offers. Typically, you choose a VM when you need more control over the computing environment than the other choices offer.
Use Case of Azure VM
Azure virtual machines can be used in various ways. Some examples are:
Development and test – Azure VMs offer a quick and easy way to create a computer with specific configurations required to code and test an application.
Applications in the cloud – Because demand for your application can fluctuate, it might make economic sense to run it on a VM in Azure. You pay for extra VMs when you need them and shut them down when you don’t.
Extended data center – Virtual machines in an Azure virtual network can easily be connected to your organization’s network.
Advantages of Azure VM
The portability, flexibility, and availability of virtual machines give us many benefits –
It saves costs on maintenance, electricity, and the need for infrastructure.
It is quicker and faster to have a new virtual machine up and running.
It has a much lower downtime compared to physical hardware.
It is easily scalable and gives the same performance for each and every separate instance we require.
It is safe and secure as any application running in the virtual machine’s environment doesn’t affect the main system.
Azure VM Sizing
Azure VM Availability
Azure announced an industry-leading single instance virtual machine Service Level Agreement of 99.9% provided you deploy the VM with premium storage for all disks. In order for your deployment to qualify for the standard 99.95% VM Service Level Agreement, you still need to deploy two or more VMs running your workload inside of an availability set. An availability set ensures that your VMs are distributed across multiple fault domains in the Azure data centers as well as deployed onto hosts with different maintenance windows.