What Are Low-Priority VMs?

Microsoft Azure Low-priority VMs are allocated from Microsoft Azure’s excess compute capacity, enabling workloads to run for a reduced cost of up to 85% less.
With Low-Priority VMs, Microsoft effectively lets you “borrow” unused capacity for a great price. However, this capacity can be reclaimed at a moment’s notice due to higher priority allocations. This makes Low-Priority VMs a less-than-ideal candidate for production workloads. wenovate Cloud Cost Optimization for Azure changes that.

 

How it works

Word-class Orchestration combined with a proven price prediction

Based on historical and statistical data, wenovate Cloud Cost Optimization predicts preemptions ahead of time and automatically migrate instances into different machine Types, Zones or fall back to regular priority (on-demand VMs) in order to ensure high availability and consistency. wenovate Cloud Cost Optimization will also make sure that the preemption is done gradually to ensure service uptime.

wenovate Cloud Cost Optimization uses cross-organizational data and statistical modeling to forecast preemptions at the Availability Zone (AZ) level, replacing instances before they’re preempted or fall back to regular Priority in order to ensure high availability and consistency.

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Key Features

Cut costs by up to 80%

Reliably leverage Low-Priority VMs to drastically reduce your cloud costs without compromising availability.

Intelligent Auto-Scaling

Go beyond cost savings – wenovate Cloud Cost Optimization provides metrics-based and event-driven auto-scaling methods that optimize your applications for both cost and performance.

Service Uptime

wenovate Cloud Cost Optimization uses predictive algorithms to identify and drain VMs that are about to be preempted. Prior to VM termination, wenovate Cloud Cost Optimization seamlessly launches a new VM to replace it. wenovate Cloud Cost Optimization will also make sure to distribute your VMs across a mix of VM sizes and types to optimize cost reduction and VM longevity.

Always Up

In the event where Low-Priority VMs aren’t available, wenovate Cloud Cost Optimization will fallback to regular VMs and will opportunistically revert back to Low-Priority when possible.

Deep Visibility

Gain deep visibility into the usage, utilization and spend on VMs and containers. The wenovate Cloud Cost Optimization dashboard also features an analysis of potential and actual cost savings based on Low-Priority VM usage.