New to Azure. How to setup on-demand windows instance for CI/CD , with persistant storage?

Aubrey 1 Reputation point

Hi. New here. By asking how i don't mean the step by step procedure. Just asking for someone to point me in the right direction. What to read on. Which services are suitable for a project comprising of this:
-a windows server, that can be booted and shutdown by a remote server (not on Azure, but Digital Ocean).
-The server will be running batch scripts, and build jobs. Once done, the server should deliver the files(or errors) to the remote server.
-When the server is shutdown, it does not lose data. So only persistant costs must be for SSD storage or similar.
-Temporary Costs will be for the duration the CPU is up and running on-demand.

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  1. deherman-MSFT 30,466 Reputation points Microsoft Employee


    It sounds like Azure DevOps might meet your needs see this architecture guide for more information. You are not charged for VMs that are in a stopped state. So it also might be possible to simply keep a VM available that you start, remotely through either via CLI or Powershell.

    Hope this helps. Let me know if you have further questions or issues. If you have questions specific to Azure DevOps, please feel free to ask them on their dedicated forum.


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