Microsoft announces Azure App Service Premium V2 with Dv2-series VMs with faster processors and SSD storage

Azure App Service is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering from Microsoft for developers to build Web, mobile and API applications. Over 1 million external apps and sites are now hosted on Azure App Service. Microsoft yesterday announced the availability of App Service Isolated, which brings the simplicity of multi-tenant App Service to the secure, dedicated virtual networks powered by App Service Environment (ASE). It allows developers to run their apps in a dedicated virtual networks with even better scale and performance through an easy user experience.

The new ASE uses dedicated Dv2-based machines that comes with faster chipsets, SSD storage, and twice the memory per core when compared to the first generation. With this upgraded hardware availability, developers can run their apps with lower latency, support heavier workloads, and support more number of users. Learn more about App Service Isolated here.

Microsoft also announced the preview of Azure App Service Premium V2 for all users. It features Dv2-series VMs with even faster CPUs, SSD storage, and double the memory-to-core ratio compared to the previous version. The following are the web worker sizes available with Premium V2:

  • Small (1 CPU core, 3.5 GiB memory)
  • Medium (2 CPU cores, 7 GiB memory)
  • Large (4 CPU core, 14 GiB memory)

During the preview period, the App Service Premium V2 will cost the same as existing App Service Premium tier. To use Premium V2, you can pick the Premium V2 option from the pricing tier selector in the Azure Portal. Learn more about this premium tier here.

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