Contents tagged with Azure Virtual Machines
We were on Gearhost before but we continuously experienced slowdowns and outages. On the contrary Azure VMs are very fast and reliable, the whole service being remarkably professional. Not to mention at this scale it's suspiciously cheap (for the price of a Snickers bar all of our data is stored in a geo-reduntant way; you'll have to fire at least two nukes to take down Orchard HUN).
At the moment we use an extra small VM because it simply is enough. If we happen to run out of power in the future we'll just turn up the instance size.
Our pages' response time now is around 100ms for anonymous users. And that's not that bad!
I recently played a bit with the new Azure Virtual Machines and Orchard 1.6. With Benedek we migrated Orchard HUN to an Azure VM (extra small instance) using SQL Azure to try it out and... ...and it's blazingly fast. Seriously. Orchard flies, even with every caching disabled. So very impressing!