Windows Azure General Availability of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Posted by bink on April 17 2013, 9:06 PM.

Now that Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is general available, make sure you start to play with it. Like I said before, Windows Azure is now more fun for the IT Pro’s!

Besides that this site Bink.nu is running on Windows Azure for over 9 months now, I have been testing Windows Azure IaaS since the preview  launched last June:

  • Install a VM in minutes
  • Choose OSes from a Gallery, even Linux
  • Upload your own prepped VHD
  • Create a load balanced solution
  • Connect to your on premise network
  • Connect to on premise DNS
  • VM mobility

Now with the general availability even more features and options are live:

  • New VM Image Templates (including SQL Server, BizTalk Server, and SharePoint images)
  • New VM Sizes (including Larger Memory Machines)
  • New VM Prices ( reduced prices 21%-33% for IaaS and PaaS VMs)

First the new prices staring June 1st 2013

Below are the new hourly on-demand rates for Windows Azure Virtual Machines:

Size Name

# of CPU Cores

Memory

Windows VM Pricing

Linux VM Pricing

ExtraSmall

Shared

768 MB

$0.02 per hour

$0.02 per hour

Small

1

1.75 GB

$0.09 per hour

$0.06 per hour

Medium

2

3.5 GB

$0.18 per hour

$0.12 per hour

Large

4

7 GB

$0.36 per hour

$0.24 per hour

ExtraLarge

8

14 GB

$0.72 per hour

$0.48 per hour

A6

4

28 GB

$1.02 per hour

$0.82 per hour

A7

8

56 GB

$2.04 per hour

$1.64 per hour

 

Check out ScottGu’s Blog post for a comprehensive overview, also read the comments (with answers)

Windows Azure General Availability of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) - ScottGu's Blog

 

The announcement on Windows Azure Blog: The Power of ‘And’ - Windows Azure - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

Start testing it for yourself now: Windows Azure IaaS

Windows Azure Pricing Windows Azure Pricing at-a-glance