ArcGIS Pro on Microsoft Azure Cloud

ArcGIS Pro can be used with various GPU-enabled cloud-hosted virtual machines (VMs). Azure offerings that can be used with ArcGIS Pro include:

These Azure virtual machines offer flexibility to support various use cases so you can allocate the needed resources such as vCPU, RAM, and GPU. Azure virtual machines can be given the minimum specifications, however, the size can be increased within the Azure set increments. For example, NC4as_T4_v3 can be moved up to the NC8as_T4_v3, giving the VM more CPU and RAM, along with the NVIDIA T4 GPU that is allocated to the VM type.

ArcGIS Pro with Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop

Azure has a product called Azure Virtual Desktop. This is often referred to as AVD. AVD is a service that delivers virtual desktops and published applications from the Azure cloud.

For additional information on AVD, see What is Azure Virtual Desktop.

Azure Virtual Desktop as a hosted service allows you to deliver a full desktop experience that is powered by the Azure-hosted VMs. ArcGIS Pro can be deployed on virtual machines such as those listed above and leverage Windows 11 and Windows 10. It is possible to leverage Windows 11 and Windows 10 multisession to support ArcGIS Pro. It is necessary to allocate the appropriate VM types to give each user enough resources such as GPU, CPU, and RAM. Always consider the number of connections and limit the simultaneous user access to each VM to avoid over saturation, and hindering performance.

For additional information on how to deploy ArcGIS Pro with AVD, see Deploy Esri ArcGIS Pro in Azure Virtual Desktop.

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