Microsoft today announced the support for a new series of VM sizes for Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines and Web/Worker Roles called the D-Series. These virtual machines are meant for high performance compute tasks. In fact, these sizes offer up to 112 GB in memory with compute processors that are approximately 60 percent faster than our A-Series VM sizes. Also, it includes up to 800 GB of local SSD disk for blazingly fast reads and writes.
The new sizes offer an optimal configuration for running workloads that require increased processing power and fast local disk I/O. These sizes are available for both Virtual Machines and Cloud Services. Some of our key partners are already seeing the benefit. XtremeData shared that, “The machines that we were given are well-suited for these data-intensive type applications (Big Data and Analytics) — high bandwidth SSD and fast network. From a testing perspective, we found these VMs to provide high performance and are very scalable.”
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