Everything You Need to Know about Azure VM
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What is a Virtual Machine?Uses for Virtual MachinesWhat is an Azure VM Types of Azure Virtual MachinesBenefits to using VM
The Azure Virtual Machines, which are increasingly popular in today’s cloud computing world, are becoming more and more popular with IT Infrastructure. It is a leading visualization technology that has many advantages and has gained a lot of importance in the IT sector. This blog will provide all the information you need about Azure Virtual Machine. Before we get into the core concepts behind Windows Virtual Machine in Azure let’s first define virtual machine and what it does.
What is a Virtual Machine?
A Virtual Machine (VM), is a virtual source that acts as a computer system. It has its CPU, Storage and Memory, Network Interface, and also functions like other physical computers such as laptops, smartphones, servers, or servers.
While traditional computers have physical parts that are tangible and physical, VMs are virtualized software-defined computers inside physical servers. They exist only as a code. This software, Hypervisor, is used to separate the machine resources and the hardware to be used as virtual machines.
Uses of virtual machines
These are some of the uses for Virtual Machines:
It allows you to create and deploy applications to the cloud.
It allows you to run software and applications on operating systems that aren’t intended by nature.
It allows you to work on a new operating systems, including beta releases.
It creates a new environment that makes it easier for developers and users to develop and deploy applications.
It can be used to backup your current Operating System.
It can also install an existing Operating System in order to access virus-infected data.
What is an Azure Virtual Machine?
Microsoft Azure has developed Azure Virtual Machines, a computer resource that is available on demand. It is based upon Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), where users have control over the environment to create the host environment.
Azure Virtual Machine offers the flexibility of virtualization with an in-build computer system designed based on the virtualization concept, which is similar to the cloud-platform-virtualization. It allows you to install, configure, patch and update the software just like you would on a computer system. It can also be used to create SQL databases, Linux Virtual Machines and Directory domain services.
Types of Azure Virtual Machines
Azure Virtual Machine is compatible with five operating systems: Windows, RHEL and CentOS, Ubuntu, SUSE, and CentOS. Some features are specific to a region, but you can be sure to find an Azure VM that matches your workload regardless of where it is located.
Azure Virtual Machines come in a variety of configurations. Each type can be configured to perform specific tasks that require memory, computation, or storage capabilities. Each type has a different CPU depending on the nature of the workload.
A-Series (Entry Level Virtual Machines)
Entry-level VMs can be used for basic workloads like small to medium databases, low-traffic web servers, code repositories and servers for proofs of concept.
Bs-Series (Economical Burstable Virtual Machines).
Economical Burstable Virtual Machines are the same as A Series Virtual Machines. They can be run at a low or moderate baseline CPU utilization, but they need to increase their CPU utilization when there is more demand.
D-Series (General-purpose VMs)
General-purpose VMs have a one vCPU to four gigabyte memory ratio. They are best suited for testing and developing from small-to-medium-sized databases and web servers that receive low to mid-volume traffic.
E-Series (Optimized to work in-memory)
E-Series virtual machines are optimized for in-memory apps such as SAP HANA. These VMs are best suited to memory-intensive enterprise applications, large relational database servers, and in-memory analytics workloads.
F-Series (Compute-optimized VMs)
Compute-optimized virtual machines have a one-to-2-gigabyte memory ratio that is suitable for application servers.