Create Linux and Windows virtual machines in minutes

 Pay only for what you use

 Choose your language, workload, operating system

Virtual Machines :

Choose your language, workload, operating system

With support for Linux, Windows Server, SQL Server, Oracle, IBM, and SAP, Azure Virtual Machines gives you the flexibility of virtualisation for a wide range of computing solutions—development and testing, running applications, and extending your datacenter. It is the freedom of open-source software configured the way you need it. It is as if it was another rack in your datacenter, giving you the power to deploy an application in minutes instead of weeks.

  • Scale to what you need -

    Combine the performance of a world-class supercomputer with the scalability of the cloud. Scale from one to thousands of virtual machine instances. Plus, with the growing number of regional Azure datacenters, easily scale globally so you are closer to where your customers are.

  • Pay only for what you use -

    Keep your budget in check with low-cost, per-minute billing. You only pay for the compute time you use.

  • Enhance security and compliance -

    We will help you encrypt sensitive data, protect virtual machines from viruses and malware, secure network traffic, and meet regulatory and compliance requirements.

  • Get more choice -

    It is all about choice for your virtual machines. Choose Linux or Windows. Choose to be on-premises, in the cloud, or both. Choose your own virtual machine image or download a certified pre-configured image in our marketplace. With Virtual Machines, you are in control.

  • Run Microsoft enterprise applications with world-class support -

    It is easy to deploy Microsoft enterprise applications on virtual machines. From Microsoft SharePoint to Dynamics, to SQL Server, R Server and System Center—you get great stability, performance and guidance when running on Azure. Our world class support team has you covered and our flexible technical support plans cover everything from Microsoft applications to cloud infrastructure.