Virtual Machines

Azure savings plan for compute, generally available as of Oct. 2022, could help customers save money on compute, but proceed carefully.

Azure VMs using Arm-based processors, now generally available, could offer greater performance at a lower price for Linux workloads.

In this Webinar, lead analyst Wes Miller and VMware panel Nicole Palko and Eric Horschman, discuss licensing of Microsoft software on Azure VMware Solution and the Azure licensing benefits that apply. 

In this Webinar, Directions on Microsoft Lead Analyst, Wes Miller, and Nicole Palko of VMware discusses the impact of 2019 licensing changes on customers running Microsoft workloads on cloud-hosted VMware.

This kit collects recent Directions on Microsoft reports covering Microsoft’s server OS offerings, data-center management offerings, and developments in licensing and support of Windows Server, Azure Stack HCI, and Windows Server Azure edition.

A procedure that allows Red Hat and SUSE Linux customers to apply subscription licenses acquired from these vendors to cover use of these OSs within Azure VM-based workloads.

A Microsoft-hosted service that provides key infrastructure for managing server-based desktops running within VMs hosted on Azure; its use is most commonly covered via Windows Enterprise- and RDS-related user licenses, plus ongoing service fees for the Azure VMs, storage, networks, and other infrastructure that hosts desktops and user data.

Several options exist for organizations to reduce the cost of running Azure VMs for extended periods of time

A new Azure VMware Solution offering provides improved Azure integration and will likely supersede the current offering in time.

A physical server, located in an Azure datacenter, dedicated to hosting a single customer’s VM-based workloads; overall costs are a factor of server hardware configuration, use of OSs and SQL Server within the VMs, and storage and other consumption charges.