Microsoft releases 7 new general purpose compute VM sizes on Azure

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Microsoft yesterday announced 7 new general purpose compute VM sizes on Azure. With the updated A-Series VM, they have increased the RAM per vCPU from 1.75 GB or 7 GB of RAM per vCPU to 2 GB or 8 GB per vCPU.  They have also improved their local disk random IOPS to be 2-10x faster than that of their existing A version 1 sizes.

Find the VM list below,

Size

vCPU

RAM (GiB)

Temporary Disk (SSD)

Max Network Bandwidth

Standard_A1_v2

1

2

10 GB

Moderate

Standard_A2_v2

2

4

20 GB

Moderate

Standard_A4_v2

4

8

40 GB

High

Standard_A8_v2

8

16

80 GB

High

Standard_A2m_v2

2

16

20 GB

Moderate

Standard_A4m_v2

4

32

40 GB

High

Standard_A8m_v2

8

64

80 GB

High

Comparison between A Standard vs. new A_v2 VMs:

SIZE

vCPU

RAM (GiB)

Disk Size

 

Size

vCPU

RAM (GiB)

Disk Size

A1

1

1.75

20 GB (HDD)

?

A1_v2

1

2

10 GB (SSD)

A2

2

3.50

70 GB (HDD)

?

A2_v2

2

4

20 GB (SSD)

A3

4

7

285 GB (HDD)

?

A4_v2

4

8

40 GB (SSD)

A4

8

14

605 GB (HDD)

?

A8_v2

8

16

80 GB (SSD)

A5

2

14

135 GB (HDD)

?

A2m_v2

2

16

20 GB (SSD)

A6

4

26

285 GB (HDD)

?

A4m_v2

4

32

40 GB (SSD)

A7

8

52

605 GB (HDD)

?

A8m_v2

8

64

80 GB (SSD)

Azure team noted that the new A_v2-Series VMs are available in most regions and will be available in all regions soon.

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