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Generally available: DCsv3 and DCdsv3 series Virtual Machines

Published date: May 24, 2022

Today, we are announcing the general availability of DCsv3 and DCdsv3-series Azure Virtual Machines.

With the 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon Scalable processors, the capabilities of DCsv3 and DCdsv3 VMs have substantially improved. When compared to second generation Intel® Xeon E-2288G processor, the size of the Enclave Page Cache (EPC) has increased 1500 times, regular memory has increased 12 times, and CPU cores by 6x to enable more performance while maintaining data confidentiality.

With this generation, we’re enabling customers to encrypt their VM with separate and unique keys using Intel® Total Memory Encryption – Multi Key, which enables always-on encryption and provides protection against tenants on the same node. Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) with Intel® SGX add-on is also generally available (GA) supporting in all DCsv3 regions. To learn more about the Azure confidential computing and DCs series VMs, review the following resources:

  1. Azure Confidential Computing – Protect Data In Use | Microsoft Azure
  2. DCsv3 and DCdsv3-series - Azure Virtual Machines | Microsoft Docs
  3. QuickStart - Create Intel SGX VM in the Azure Portal | Microsoft Docs
  4. Azure Confidential Computing FAQ | Microsoft Docs 
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