Azure Virtual Machines provide IaaS

By Jeff from AzureGuru
Published in AZ-900 Training
October 06, 2020
1 min read
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Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) let you create and use virtual machines in the cloud. They provide infrastructure as a service (IaaS) in the form of a virtualized server and can be used in many ways. Just like a physical computer, you can customize all of the software running on the VM. VMs are an ideal choice when you need:

  • Total control over the operating system (OS)
  • The ability to run custom software, or
  • To use custom hosting configurations

An Azure VM gives you the flexibility of virtualization without having to buy and maintain the physical hardware that runs the VM. However, you still need to maintain the VM — that is, configure, update, and maintain the software that runs on the VM.


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