VM Setup — Which Virtual Machine is best for your workload in Azure?

published 5 months ago by Microsoft Mechanics

Explore your options to select the right VMs for your workloads. On this episode of Azure Essentials, Matt McSpirit shares core compute and disk storage options for any workload you want to run in Azure. If you're new to Azure, shifting your apps or workloads onto a virtual machine or multiple VMs in Azure can be achieved without rearchitecting them or writing new code. You can even deploy your workloads to Azure Dedicated Hosts that provide single tenant physical servers dedicated to your organization. Azure literally becomes the equivalent of running your physical data center in the cloud. The primary benefit of running your apps and workloads in Azure is choice. Azure provides a comprehensive range of hundreds of VMs to deliver the scale and performance needed across your preferred Linux distros and Windows Server based applications. Select the right VMs for your workloads: From entry-level to optimized, depending on the workload Deployment: Download images from the Azure Marketplace, or deploy your own Scale: Create thousands of virtual machines using Azure Virtual Machines Scale Sets. Pay for what you consume: Bring existing and future Windows and SQL server licenses, Red Hat enterprise Linux, and SUSE licenses into Azure using the Azure Hybrid Benefit. ► QUICK LINKS: 00:00 - Introduction 00:40 - Azure offers choice 01:38 - A series: Entry-level 02:24 - D series: General purpose compute 03:33 - E series: Memory optimized VMs 04:09 - M series: Optimized 04:27 - Constrained vCPU VMs 04:47 - F series: Compute optimized 05:10 - L series: Storage optimized 05:42 - Deployment 06:05 - Scale 06:32 - Pay for what you consume 07:19 - Wrap up ► Link References: To learn more about the economics of running your workloads in Azure, check out our recent Azure Essentials episode at Find more resources at Unfamiliar with Microsoft Mechanics? We are Microsoft’s official video series for IT. You can watch and share valuable content and demos of current and upcoming tech from the people who build it at #Microsoft. Subscribe to our YouTube: Join us on the Microsoft Tech Community: Watch or listen via podcast here: Follow us on Twitter: Follow us on LinkedIn: Follow us on Facebook:

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