Virtual Machines

Reduce costs with new memory-optimized Azure Virtual Machines certified for SAP HANA

Wednesday, 4 November 2020

In June 2020, we announced general availability of Azure general purpose and memory optimized Virtual Machines based on the 2nd generation Intel Xeon Platinum 8272CL (Cascade Lake) deliver up to roughly 20 percent CPU performance improvement compared to their predecessors, the Dv3 and Ev3 VM, depending on the workload.

Principal Program Manager, Azure Compute

Azure Cost Management and Billing updates – October 2020

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Last month, we shared a lot of cost optimization tips and tricks. Continuing with that focus, October is all about helping you save money on Azure infrastructure as a service (IaaS), database, or storage offerings. You'll also read about creating subscriptions via Azure Resource Manager deployment templates, be able to participate in a survey to streamline your experience when verifying your billed charges, and get a sneak peek at a few very early previews. Enjoy!

Program Manager, Azure Cost Management

Azure Cost Management + Billing updates – September 2020

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

While 2020 may be keeping you on your toes, September should help make your life a little bit easier with the general availability of AWS support in Azure Cost Management + Billing, allowing you to manage all your Azure and AWS costs in a single place; the preview of cost allocation, streamlining your internal chargeback process; and many, many new cost optimization tips and tricks, including a new retail, PAYG pricing API, new Advisor recommendations, and specific guidance for organizations using Azure SQL or Azure Backup. You won't want to miss this update!

Program Manager, Azure Cost Management

The new Azure VMware Solution is now generally available

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Last week, during Microsoft Ignite we announced the general availability of the new Azure VMware Solution. Designed, built, and supported by Microsoft, Cloud Verified by VMware, running VMware Cloud Foundation technologies, Azure VMware Solution enables customers to extend or migrate VMware workloads to the cloud seamlessly.

Corporate Vice President, Azure Dedicated

Eight ways to optimize costs on Azure SQL

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Across the globe, businesses are emerging into a new normal, eager to restart or rebuild, but still operating in uncertain times. Optimizing costs and redirecting the spend to where it matters most is as important as ever, and many companies see the cloud as a way to control costs, build resilience and accelerate time to market.

General Manager, Azure Data & AI

Azure Cost Management + Billing updates – June 2020

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Flexibility was the main theme for June, with more customizable budget notifications, a way to monitor your cost recommendations, and automated subscription creation for Azure Government. And of course, these are just a few highlights. Don't forget to check out new ways to save, a new video, and our regular documentation updates.

Program Manager, Azure Cost Management