General availability: Storage optimized Azure VMs deliver higher performance for data analytics
Published date: 01 June, 2022
Microsoft is announcing the general availability of new storage optimized Azure Virtual Machines. The new Lasv3 and Lsv3 VM series have been engineered to run workloads that require high throughput and high IOPS, including big data applications, SQL and NoSQL databases, distributed file systems, data analytics engines, and more.
The new VM series provide faster processors, increased networking, and higher remote disk throughput compared to prior generation storage optimized VMs. More specifically:
- The Lsv3 VM series is based on the 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8370C (Ice Lake) processor in a hyper-threaded configuration.
- The Lasv3 VM series features the 3rd Generation AMD EPYC™ 7763v (Milan) processor in a multithreaded configuration.
Both Lsv3 and Lasv3 VMs provide high throughput, low latency, directly mapped local NVMe storage and one 1.92TB NVMe SSD per 8 vCPUs, with up to 19.2TB available on the largest instance.