Choose your language, workload, operating system
With support for Linux, Windows Server, SQL Server, Oracle, IBM and SAP, Azure Virtual Machines gives you the flexibility of virtualisation for a wide range of computing solutions – development and testing, running applications and extending your data centre. It’s the freedom of open-source software configured the way you need it. It’s as if it were another rack in your data centre, giving you the power to deploy an application in seconds instead of weeks.
Get more choice
Enjoy various options for your virtual machines, with either Windows or Linux, it is possible to be in the cloud, on-premises or both. Select any virtual machine image of your liking, or download a certified pre-configured image from the Azure Marketplace. Virtual Machines leaves control up to you.
Scale to what you need
Integrate the strength of the cloud with the performance of a supercomputer, and scale from one to thousands of virtual machine instances. As the amount of regional Azure data centres increases, scaling globally is facilitated to draw consumers closer.
Only pay for what you use
Enhance security and compliance
Explore the power of the hybrid cloud
Develop virtual machines for on-premises servers, or scale up to the cloud to attempt at achieving an equilibrium with regards to resources as well as increasing your app’s availability. Virtual Machines are able to combine Azure cloud capacity into the data centre for worldwide load balancing when it is needed, or access real, on-demand high-performance computing possibilities in the cloud.
Run Microsoft enterprise applications with world-class support
It is easy to set up Microsoft enterprise apps on virtual machines. From Dynamics and Microsoft SharePoint to SQL Server, Machine Learning Server and System Centre, a high level of strength, performance, and direction are achieved when using Azure. Our outstanding support team caters for all your needs, and our customisable technical support plans are all-inclusive, consisting of Microsoft apps as well as cloud infrastructure, and so much more.
Experience open source, with options
Use an array of open-source and community-driven software solutions on Azure. With options such as a selection of Linux distributions like Red Hat, Ubuntu, SUSE and community-driven results like Chef, Puppet and Docker. Use virtual machines with other products like Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic Server. Azure is broad and includes a variety of choices.
Powerful enough for any business
Set up your virtual machine size and performance to handle the greatest needs of your business. GS-series virtual machines provide fast I/O performance with surprisingly low latencies with the use of disk performance of Azure Premium Storage. Dv2-series virtual machines are most suitable for apps that require faster CPUs, more efficient local disk performance and greater memory.
Secure and well-managed virtual machines
Azure environment is easily maintained with regards to safety and management. Protect virtual machines, workloads and apps with Azure Security Centre. Safeguard information against ransomware and man-made errors with Azure Backup. Oversee the state of your cloud and its performance with Azure monitoring services, like Azure Log Analytics and Azure Application Insights.
Reserve virtual machines in advance and save money
Save up to 82% with Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances when integrated with Azure Hybrid Benefit for Windows Server, or conserve up to 72% on all virtual machines. Just choose your region, virtual machine series and term. Better budgeting and future planning with one upfront payment at the same time remaining flexible, in the case of any changes required by your business. Exchanging or cancelling Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances can be done with ease at any point.