Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets
Manage and scale up to thousands of Linux and Windows VMs.
Create and manage thousands of virtual machines at scale
Build, on your terms, large-scale services for batch, big data, and container workloads using Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets, which let you create and manage a group of heterogeneous load-balanced virtual machines (VMs). Increase or decrease the number of VMs automatically in response to demand or based on a schedule you define. Centrally manage, configure, and update thousands of VMs and provide higher availability and security for your applications.
Create and deploy thousands of VMs in minutes with built-in load balancing and autoscaling based on centralized templates
Manage and autoscale your VM pool based on customizable metrics, and consistently control and deploy VM updates
Increase the availability of your stateful and stateless applications across availability zones and fault domains at a large scale
Choose VM images and consumption models that best fit your needs while gaining full control of individual VMs within a scale set
Simplify the management and governance of your VMs
Increase application resiliency
Optimize costs using unique capabilities
Get new ways to manage scale sets
Deliver uncompromised application performance at scale
Use only the compute resources your application needs at any time without pre-provisioning your VMs. Be future ready and let Azure autoscale your cloud infrastructure to meet your changing performance requirements. Scale sets are elastic and designed to support your scale-out workloads, including stateless web front ends, container orchestration, and microservices clusters.
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and Azure Service Fabric run on Virtual Machine Scale Sets.
Decrease network administration complexity
Take advantage of the integration of Virtual Machine Scale Sets and Azure networking resources, such as Azure Load Balancer, to reduce cloud infrastructure management costs. Easily spread your workloads across the virtual machines in your scale sets and configure network address translation (NAT) rules to connect to specific virtual machine instances for troubleshooting. Focus more on what matters—your application—and less on the infrastructure.
Comprehensive security and compliance, built in
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Build scalable applications with VM scale sets
Virtual Machine Scale Sets pricing
Virtual Machine Scale Sets are currently available for all Windows or Linux VM sizes on Azure. You are only charged for the VMs you deploy and any additional underlying infrastructure resources consumed, such as storage and networking. There are no incremental charges for the Virtual Machine Scale Sets service itself.
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