127 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.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.