When we talk about Azure compute, we need to look at and consider the various forms and offerings in which Azure makes compute available. At its most basic level, compute refers to the CPU capacity available for running your applications. It starts to get interesting when we find that we need to leverage cloud features such as the ability to scale on demand. Or, do we want to move away from standard VMs and more toward Docker containers, offered in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) or Azure Container Instances (ACI)?
These are all extremely important questions that you will need to consider when you are planning your migration.
The best way to do this is to provide a quick rundown on the types of compute offerings that are available in Azure, but before we do that, let’s talk about the types of compute CPUs available. It would be easy to get into the weeds on this topic, so I will keep it brief. Essentially, Azure runs many different forms of x86 vCPUs. When...