163 votesstarted · AdminAzure IaaS Engineering Team (Azure IaaS Engineering Team, Microsoft, Microsoft Azure) responded
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.
An error occurred while saving the commentJan 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.