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Nov 17, 2021

Reduce the operational costs of stateless workloads by using Azure Spot Virtual Machines. When compute capacity in Azure frees up, and depending on where you need it, Azure will provision your VM workload on unused compute capacity. Spot VMs are then evicted when Azure needs capacity back or when the current price of using the spot VM is higher than the price threshold you may have specified. This results in considerable discounts. And although the price of your Spot VM will vary based on the amount of unused capacity in Azure, across different VM sizes, and in different Azure regions, you may achieve up to 90% savings compared to pay-as-you-go pricing.

► QUICK LINKS:

00:00 - Introduction
01:54 - Compute options
02:45 - Find the Spot VM right for you
03:30 - Deployment and provisioning options
05:18 - Architect your Spot VM for resilience
06:39 - Wrap up

► Link References:
To learn more, check out https://aka.ms/SpotVMOverview
Watch our episode about compute options at https://aka.ms/AzureComputeChoices

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