General availability: Azure Automation Desired State Configuration
Deploying and maintaining the desired state of your servers and application resources can be tedious and error prone. With Azure Automation Desired State Configuration (DSC), you can consistently deploy, reliably monitor, and automatically update the desired state of all your IT resources, at scale, from the cloud. Built on Windows PowerShell, Automation DSC can align machine configurations with a specific state across physical and virtual machines (VMs), using Windows or Linux, and in the cloud or on-premises. You can enable continuous IT services delivery with consistent control and manage rapid change across your heterogeneous hybrid IT environment. Automation DSC is generally available in Free and Basic tiers. It is also included as part of the System Center add-on for Microsoft Operations Management Suite, the simplified hybrid cloud IT management solution for any platform and any cloud. For more information, visit the Automation page, and for more information about pricing, visit the Automation Pricing page.