Automatic Scaling of Remote Desktop Session Hosts in Azure Virtual Machines

Hello everyone. This is Clark Nicholson from the Remote Desktop team. Many of you have deployed Remote Desktop Services (RDS) in Azure Infrastructure Services based on the Azure Desktop Hosting – Reference Architecture and Deployment Guides. Now you may be wondering, “How do I reduce the cost of my RDS deployment in Azure?” It turns out that for most deployments, the virtual machine cost of the Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) server VMs is the most significant in an RDS deployment. So a great way to reduce your costs is to shut down and de-allocate your RDSH VMs during off hours and then start them back up again as usage increases.

Read the full article on the Microsoft Remote Desktop Services Blog here.

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