As of November 2017, you’re no longer limited to an operational expenditure model in Azure. By using Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances (known as RIs) you can change your cloud payment model to a capital expenditure model.
Migrating to the cloud can be daunting, especially with hundreds of VM options to choose from (virtual machines on Azure are categorised into types, families and sizes). In this article, we’ll take a look at how VMs differ in terms of power, price and functionality.
How do containers compare to virtual machines and when would you use them? Gavin Payne goes into detail about the pros and cons.
Recently we were asked if we could help a company to reduce the costs of their infrastructure in Microsoft Azure. They were wanting to move rapidly, so working on a plan to re-architect their system to make use of the Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) features that Azure provides wasn’t a viable option – we had to find another way.
This poster introduces Windows Azure for developers and IT pros. It summarizes benefits such as global coverage and extensive language support and provides a description of current services by category: app services, data services, compute, networking, and store. The poster also depicts common uses including Cloud Services, Virtual Machines, Web Sites, Mobile Services, and Media…