Azure Automation Service ( can save you money )

Peak Usage Hours (for your web application)

If your usage hours for your IaaS instances (VMs) or Azure Website is going to be 7 AM to 7 PM, you should avoid paying for hosting between 7pm and 7am daily. Depending on the size of your VMs, that could translate to several thousands of dollars over the year.

The Azure Automation service can be used to schedule a shutdown and startup of your Azure instances (or websites) during the downtime.

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