Virtual Machines

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Overview

Azure virtual machines are one of several types of on-demand, scalable computing resources that Azure offers. Typically, you choose a virtual machine when you need more control over the computing environment than the other choices offer. An Azure virtual machine gives you the flexibility of virtualization without having to buy and maintain the physical hardware that runs it. However, you still need to maintain the virtual machine by performing tasks, such as configuring, patching, and installing the software that runs on it.

Key Resources

Homepage: https://azure.microsoft.com/services/virtual-machines/
Pricing: https://azure.microsoft.com/pricing/details/virtual-machines/
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News

Date News
6/10/2024
We continually work to improve performance and mitigate Azure Functions cold starts - the extra time it takes for a function that hasn’t been used recently to respond to an event. We understand...
6/6/2024
Cale, Evan and Sujit have an insightful discussion with Niko Pamboukas and Siri Velauthapillai about the new Azure Boost feature that is being deployed into the Azure substrate for VMs. They...
5/28/2024
Hibernate VMs when not in use to save compute costs, while persisting the in-memory state.
5/27/2024
As businesses increasingly rely on cloud services, the imperative for robust cloud solutions has never been greater. Azure stands at the forefront of this realm, offering architects and...
5/21/2024
Azure Cobalt 100 Arm-based VMs are now available in preview. Please use the sign-up form at https://aka.ms/Cobalt100-VM-Preview-Signup to request access.
5/21/2024
We are very happy to announce that JBoss EAP is now generally available on the Azure App Service Free Plan as well as the new memory optimized P0v3, P1mv3, P2mv3, P3mv3, P4mv3, and P5mv3 paid...
5/21/2024
We are very happy to announce that JBoss EAP is now generally available on the Azure App Service Free Plan as well as the new memory optimized P0v3, P1mv3, P2mv3, P3mv3, P4mv3, and P5mv3 paid...
5/21/2024
At Microsoft Build 2024, we’re releasing a host of new features for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) aimed at making Kubernetes adoption easier and more accessible to a greater number of teams....
5/21/2024
Overview Over the years, Azure Functions has heard a growing number of customers highlighting the need for: improved performance, virtual network injection for a Consumption SKU, scale to zero...
5/21/2024
  Industry-leading high-bandwidth memory (HBM) capacity and bandwidth targeting generative inferencing and AI training Artificial intelligence is transforming every industry and creating new...
5/13/2024
Ubuntu 24.04 LTS, the latest Ubuntu LTS release from Canonical, is now available for Azure Virtual Machines (VMs)
5/13/2024
Azure Site Recovery support for Windows Trusted launch VMs
4/24/2024
At KubeCon Europe 2024, we showed how Azure and Kubernetes can help you build and deploy intelligent applications. Even if you couldn’t visit us at the Microsoft booth or attend the conference...
4/19/2024
Evan and Sujit catch up on a number of recent news items in the Azure space spanning Networking, Open AI and IBM Mainframes??? Media...
4/18/2024
HBv4 virtual machines (VMs) are optimized for various HPC workloads such as computational fluid dynamics, finite element analysis, frontend and backend EDA, rendering, molecular dynamics,...
4/16/2024
Azure Virtual Network encryption is a feature of Azure Virtual Networks. Virtual network encryption allows you to seamlessly encrypt and decrypt traffic between Azure Virtual Machines.
3/27/2024
Microsoft Azure has delivered industry-leading results for AI inference workloads amongst cloud service providers in the most recent MLPerf Inference results published publicly by MLcommons. The...
3/27/2024
What a difference a year makes! Last year I said 2022 was a banner year for AI developments… if 2022 was a banner year then how should we describe 2023? How about …....
3/27/2024
What a difference a year makes! Last year I said 2022 was a banner year for AI developments… if 2022 was a banner year then how should we describe 2023? How about …....
3/27/2024
By: Mark Gitau, Software Engineer, and Hugo Affaticati, Technical Program Manager 2     Useful resources:  New NC H100 v5-series: Microsoft NC H100 v5-series  Thought leadership article:...