Storage Non-Persistent Storage Persistent StorageEasily add additional storageDeployment Build VHD offsite and upload to storage. Build VHD directly in the cloud or build the VHDoffsite and uploadNetworking Internal and Input Endpoints configuredthrough service model.Internal Endpoints are open by default.Access control with firewall on guest OS. Inputendpoints controlled through portal, servicemodel or API/Script.Primary Use Deploying applications with long orcomplex installation requirements intostateless PaaS applicationsApplications that require persistent storage toeasily run in Windows Azure.
Multiple Virtual Machines can be hosted within the same cloud service
Each Persistent Data Disk Can be up to 1 TBVM Size CPU Cores Memory Bandwidth # Data DisksExtra Small Shared 768 MB 5 (Mbps) 1Small 1 1.75 GB 100 (Mbps) 2Medium 2 3.5 GB 200 (Mbps) 4Large 4 7 GB 400 (Mbps) 8Extra Large 8 14 GB 800 (Mbps) 16
Disk Type Default SupportedOS Disk ReadWrite ReadOnly and ReadWriteData Disk None None, ReadOnly and ReadWriteModify using Set-AzureOSDisk or Set-AzureDataDisk