What is Azure Virtual Machines?
You can create Linux and Windows virtual machines. It gives you the flexibility of virtualization for a wide range of computing solutions—development and testing, running applications, and extending your datacenter. It’s the freedom of open-source software configured the way you need it.
Azure Virtual Machines is a tool in the Virtual Machine category of a tech stack.
Who uses Azure Virtual Machines?
18 companies reportedly use Azure Virtual Machines in their tech stacks, including Practo, Infrastructure, and Roar Publicis.
40 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Azure Virtual Machines.
Pros of Azure Virtual Machines
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Azure Virtual Machines's Features
- Keep your budget in check with low-cost, per-second billing. You only pay for the compute time you use
- Scale from one to thousands of VM instances in minutes with VM Scale Sets
- Encrypt sensitive data, protect VMs from malicious threats, secure network traffic, and meet regulatory and compliance requirements
- Choose Linux or Windows. Deploy your own VM image or download images from the Azure Marketplace
Azure Virtual Machines Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to Azure Virtual Machines?
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Azure App Service
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