Azure Virtual Machines

An Azure virtual machine is an IaaS-based solution that offers compute resources as a service. Virtual machines are used when we want more control over our computing environment rather than depend on the cloud provider (e.g., Azure App Service). We can host applications in a VM as we do in Azure Web Apps.

It’s a computing solution that uses software, instead of a physical computer. There are several types of Azure VMs. Let’s take a look:

  • General purpose VMs: These are ideal for testing and development.
  • Compute-optimized VMs: These are suitable for batch processes.
  • Memory-optimized VMs: These have extremely optimized memory.
  • Storage-optimized VMs: These are helpful for large database transactions.

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