Specify the number of cores, amount of memory, size and number of disks and a suitable operating system.
Manage virtual machines via self-service portal or the API.
Use ready-made images for specific tasks.
Choose any geographical availability zone for a virtual machine.
Manage security policies for each virtual machine.
Create snapshots of virtual machines to quickly revert to the original state if needed.
Operate and scale virtual infrastructure together with colleagues using a shared access signature and a shared account.
Add extra SSD for computing depending on the application requirements.
Provide high application availability during traffic bursts by managing the load on the infrastructure via the API.
Ensure the ability to access virtual machines from the web.
Pay only for the resources consumed.
How the price is formulated
The price of a virtual machine depends on:
Additional drives and “white” IP address are billed separately.
How the billing works