This month, Azure portal includes a preview for Azure Spot VM and VMSS.
Here’s the list of updates to the Azure portal this month:
Let’s look at each of these updates in greater detail.
We recently announced the preview of Azure Spot Virtual Machines. You now have access to excess Azure compute capacity at discounts, compared to pay as you go. Spot VMs differ from pay as you go only in price and evictions. They can be evicted at any time if Azure compute needs the capacity. There are 2 types of evictions: capacity only and price or capacity, where you can set a maximum price you are willing to pay for a single VM instance.
Ideal workloads that are suited for Spot Virtual Machines include (not necessarily limited to) the following:
This preview replaces the preview of Azure low-priority Virtual Machines on scale sets. You can find additional information about Azure Spot in our documentation or the blog post. For pricing, refer to the Azure Spot page on Azure.com.
Azure Spot instance
To try out Spot VMs:
The Microsoft Intune team has been hard at work on updates as well. You can find the full list of updates to Intune on the What's new in Microsoft Intune page, including changes that affect your experience using Intune.
The following new videos are available to help you make the most out of the Azure portal:
Have you checked out our Azure portal “how to” video series yet? The videos highlight specific aspects of the portal so you can be more efficient and productive while deploying your cloud workloads from the portal. Keep checking our playlist on YouTube for new videos.
The Azure portal has a large team of engineers that wants to hear from you, so please keep providing us your feedback in the comments section below or on Twitter @AzurePortal.
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