Microsoft Azure was founded in It is headquartered in the USA. You will only be charged for storage for instances that are stopped need to be turned off through portal or API. In addition to features included in the VPS plan, Microsoft Azure also offers the following services possibly for a fee :. For each Microsoft Azure VPS trial, we measured how long it took to provision the server from the moment it was ordered to the moment it accepted SSH connections. For a comparison of storage features and prices from all providers, please check the Cloud Storage Prices page. There are 5 types of tests : web, sysbench, endurance, remote timings and network transfers. Each grade is the combination of one or more test metrics. A grade is calculated in each on of 5 categories : web, cpu, disk, network and stability.
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Microsoft Virtual Server was a virtualization solution that facilitated the creation of virtual machines on the Windows XP , Windows Vista and Windows Server operating systems. Originally developed by Connectix , it was acquired by Microsoft prior to release. Virtual PC is Microsoft's related desktop virtualization software package. New features in R2 SP1 include Linux guest operating system support, Virtual Disk Precompactor, SMP but not for the guest OS , x64 host operating system support, the ability to mount virtual hard drives on the host machine and additional operating systems support, including Windows Vista. Virtual Machine Additions for Linux are available as a free download.