Virtual Machines

  • IaaS
  • Tools - Azure Portal
  • Compliance - blueprints
  • Recommendations
  • Choose configuration - Pricing goes up as resources go up, and you pay by the hour.


  • Control Use - virtual machines when you need to control all aspects of an environment or machine.
  • Application - Install specific applications on your Windows or Linux machines.
  • Existing Infrastructure - You can move existing resources and virtual machines to Azure from on-premises or another cloud provider.


  • Not for Everything - If you can use another Azure service instead, it is often worth it.
  • Maintenance - A lot of maintenance with VMs. Operating system updates, patches, security concerns.