I've deployed some WCF services to the Azure Cloud Services, but it shows every day that it runs for 4 hours, when no-one is using the services. The only thing I thought was maybe it was hackers trying to find vulnerabilities, but I would imagine that Microsoft has something for those types of attacks in place. Am I right? I had thought that these services are off, until you call them and then they spin on and shut off when idle. Is there something I can do to configure this? I can't find anything on the portal to do this. I'm new to the whole cloud thing, I'm coming from working on actual servers, so it's a big change for me.
So I was reviewing another post in stackoverflow.com with the admin and some of those hours appear to be from our deployment in the way that Microsoft calculates their "hours". My brain was not functioning properly last night, but I found the answer to my question. I just wanted to know if Microsoft handles regular server attacks, or would we have to deal with that. Apparently they do in some way, without any details I found this other post on stackoverflow.com. So that's basically it.