With Scott Guthrie’s announcement the other day concerning General Availability (GA) of Windows Azure Infrastructure Services, we now have available a selection of new BizTalk Server 2013 RTM virtual machine images in the Windows Azure Gallery:
- BizTalk Server 2013 Enterprise
- BizTalk Server 2013 Standard
- BizTalk Server 2013 Evaluation
The Evaluation image will help you get started with the evaluation bits of BizTalk Server 2013 and SQL Server 2012.
This IaaS availability is a key aspect of the BizTalk Server 2013 release. Now you can quickly and easily spin up pre-configured BizTalk servers in the cloud without relying on the time, expense and other overheads of on-premises acquisitions. Imagine being able to provision an entire testing environment in minutes/hours instead of days/weeks/months! And the best part is that, like all Azure services, you only pay for what you use. 🙂
The pricing details for these VMs can be found here. Remember that there is also a (very small) storage cost for the disk images as well.
More information can be found on the BizTalk Server Team Blog.