Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets Reviews & Product Details


What is Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets?

Azure virtual machine scale set automatically increases or decreases the number of VM instances that run your application. This automated and elastic behavior reduces the management overhead to monitor and optimize the performance of your application.

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Microsoft
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"Great solution to support desired performance level."

What do you like best?

Scale sets allows creating a number of synchronized Virtual Machines and use load balancers to distribute load between these. This makes you sure that you will always have needed resources when load increases and will not be charged for resources that currently idle. Creation of auto-scale rules based on desired metrics will allow to automate resource provision and avoid calls from helpdesk in the middle of the night because there is a huge user activity on your application and it becomes slow. And after sime time after activity falls, scale set will remove additional instances to save your costs

What do you dislike?

scaling will take some time to deploy additional instances so performance will not grow immediately. Hard integration with databases

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Implement it f you don`t want to lose your critical application in the middle of some business critical activity. Be careful when setting up autoscaling

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Scaling of business critical workloads

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"Excellent for quickly deploys"

What do you like best?

It's a powerful tool, easy to use and to create your virtual machine. You can deploy your web service very quickly and scale it when it needs it.

The docs are easy to read and very complete. In case that you have any doubt you can solved it reading its doc available on the website,

What do you dislike?

The only con is not related to the tool itself, it's related to the Azure console that it's a bit complex and slow.

This console is shared with all the Azure tools, it needs an improved

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you need to deploy a web service that could need scale in any moment you have to consider use Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets, it's really easy to use and very powerful, with few efforts you will have a web service ready to scale when you need it.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We need to deploy a web service with the ability to scale when it needs it. This tool was the best option after test other ones. We can do it very quickly and with few efforts.

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"Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets"

What do you like best?

Azure virtual machine scale sets have provided us management capabilities for applications that run across many VMs, automatic scaling of resources, and load balancing of traffic. Some of the benefits we have got are :

• Easy to create and manage multiple VMs

• high availability and application resiliency

• Our applications are to automatically scale as resource demand changes

• Ability to work at large-scale

What do you dislike?

We have used the Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets for a while and nothing negative to report. Positive feedback from my colleagues in the industry.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have used the Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets to provide redundancy and improved performance, to applications in our organization that are typically distributed across multiple instances.

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"Scaling existing C# applications...check!"

What do you like best?

Able to scale my deployed C# application across multiple VMs and set an autoscaler to scale up and down quite easily.

What do you dislike?

Templates only exist for Linux and Windows, and need to experience learning curve of a different system and shell.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Able to scale up and down as needed, meaning there is a cost savings when not all resources are needed.

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"Very good solution for deploying VMs"

What do you like best?

Support for autoscale. Excellent solution if you wish to create a VM then run many identical ones. It fully integrates to Microsoft solution (and Linux I believe as well). YOu can customise your VM and resulting scale set in almost anyway you would want.

What do you dislike?

Large scale sets can take a significant time to deploy - but this is to be expected.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A client who used Microsoft Azure sought to deploy a scale set of an application it already used. Microsoft Azure was able to achieve this aim using an intuitive interface the team were familiar with.

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"Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets"

What do you like best?

convenient way to combine multiple different tools to be used as one

What do you dislike?

could be more user friendly to improve quality

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

benefits users by creating effective solutions to combine ideas and collaborate with others in your work environment

Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets User Ratings

7.5
Ease of Use
Average: 8.5*
10.0
Quality of Support
Average: 8.5*
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