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  • Hi all,

    I have a quick question regarding the following phrase in the MSDN Azure benefits description:

    "We reserve the right to suspend any instance (VM or cloud service) that runs continuously for more than 120 hours or if we determine that the instance is being used for production. "

    What is meant here by 'runs continuously'? 

    Our goal is to deploy a system for a customer to test over a two week period prior to establishing whether the system will continue. Over this period it's possible that usage may constitute 'continuous' (depending on definition!).

    After this two week period the system will be evaluated and if given the go ahead, a formal contract setup with MS to provision the application.

    Does anyone have any information on what the term means in this context?

    Thursday, August 15, 2013 10:41 AM

Answers

  • Hi dougajmcdonald,

    This phrase was under right  in the article of Windows Azure Benefit for Visual Studio Ultimate with MSDN (http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/offers/ms-azr-0049p/ ).

    >>What is meant here by 'runs continuously'?

    Windows Azure MSDN benefit is intended for development and test purposes.  Runs continuously means there is no other action to stop or suspend this instance (VM or cloud service).

    >>Our goal is to deploy a system for a customer to test over a two week period prior to establishing whether the system will continue. Over this period it's possible that usage may constitute 'continuous' (depending on definition!).

    If your application runs continuously, then after 120 hours we have the right to suspend it. Because this is out of Windows Azure Benefit for Visual Studio Ultimate with MSDN.

    Best Regards

    Friday, August 16, 2013 9:11 AM