Accelerate VM startup time
Startup time of a Windows VM in AWS is 1-1.5 minutes. In Azure this takes at least 5 minutes. VM Startup time is a big deal!
Startup times for VMs continues to be a focus in Azure. I am leaving this item in the “Started” state because we still have work to be done, but the current deployment time we are seeing for Windows Server on average is 2 minutes (1 minute for Linux). We’ll continue to invest resources in driving down this number.
Miguel del Amor Herrera commented
I am suffering that also, the starting and deallocating timming is sooo long. Around 5-15 minutes, and sometimes even hours or keeps stuck!
This is making us thinking about moving to other cloud solutions as it's impossible to develop our solution with this timming...
this is immensely important for databricks, which main value add relies on auto-scaling.
however, the scaling up can take so long because of provisioning that we notice huge performance issues and even timeouts / failures
AWS can be as little as 15 seconds.
De-provision on Azure also needs to be adressed. It should be faster then provisioning. Hc series I have some taking 35 minutes to deprovision at times. Building images with packer is about 4 minutes on AWS and about an hour on Azure.
How about 10 minutes to stop a Windows VM that's already shutdown on the OS level!!!
I have the same problem with NV12_v3 instances.
Boot time is about 13 minutes.
In AWS & GCP, it is less than 2 minutes.
The boot time is a very big deal for my company business.
Any news ?
Jan Schellinger commented
I'm desperate! After more than 15 min I am still looking at the "starting virtual machine" notification. Yesterday it didn't started at all! This company makes me going crazy and will be the reason for my first heart attack.
Collin Sauve commented
I just tried to start an Ubuntu VM and it was "starting" for 16 minutes before I gave up and just stopped it.
The start up time used to be ok, but now getting much slower after 2 years.
Start up performance is terrible, luckily AWS and Google are doing a better job ;)
Agreed. Azure is miles behind when it comes to performance. Nearly every other cloud provider (not just Google and Amazon) has VM startup times that are less than 60 seconds. While Azure is getting even slower, it now takes 8 minutes to start a small virtual machine.
If this continues we will be migrating all our services to AWS & Google, at least they are improving.
I see no progress. Startup time seem to be even becoming slower than faster.
My linux on aws starts in 45 seconds.