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Getting Started with Azure Virtual Machines

Introducing Azure Virtual Machines

Running numerous web sites from different customers on a single server has been well understood for the past 15 years or so, and it has been the mainstay of hosting providers worldwide. This model of web hosting allowed small businesses and individuals to create cost-effective online presences. In the last 10 years, however, emulating hardware to allow entire computer operating systems (OSs) to run has enabled hosting scenarios that, without virtualization, would previously have been too costly. Virtual machines (VMs) emulate the hardware required to run computer ...

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