Posted by: kurtsh | October 2, 2017

NEWS: General Availability of Azure Batch Low-Priority VMs

The general availability of a new reduced-cost compute offering is now available for the Azure Batch service. Low-priority VMs can be specified for Azure Batch pools and are available at a 60% to 80% discount compared to regular on-demand VMs.

  • Low-priority VMs have a huge discount, are available in all regions for all VM series. They are allocated from surplus capacity, so available may vary and they can be preempted.
  • Interrupt tolerant workloads and jobs can leverage low-priority VMs to realize huge cost savings.

Azure Batch manages complexity. Batch pools can contain both on-demand and low-priority VMs, the number of VMs of each type can be changed at any time, interrupted tasks and automatically re-queued, preempted VMs are automatically replaced if available to maintain capacity.

Read the docs page for more on Azure Batch.

Visit the Azure pricing page for Pricing on Azure Batch.


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