Windows Azure Virtual Machines are a new addition to the services provided by Windows Azure. They allow a much easier and flexible solution for quickly moving an existing workload from on-premises to the cloud or for building new applications that have dependencies on applications that will only run on a server with persistent local storage. Creating VMs in Windows Azure is easy and flexible because Windows Azure provides three different ways of provisioning one.
Creating a VM from an image
The first is to create the virtual machine directly in the cloud using a number of images provided by Microsoft or partners. This is by far the easiest route to take to quickly spin up a new virtual machine.
Virtual Machine Image Gallery
Creating from a Custom Image
The second option is building your own custom images and provisioning virtual machines from the resulting image. This involves creating a new…
View original post 2,846 more words