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SharePoint Virtual Machines Scale Sets pricing

Manage and scale up to thousands of Linux and Windows virtual machines

Virtual Machine scale sets make it easy to build highly scalable applications by allowing you to effortlessly deploy and manage a set of VMs as a group. Built on the Azure Resource Manager deployment model, VM scale sets are fully integrated with Azure load balancing and auto-scale and support Windows, Linux, custom images and extensions. VM scale sets offer two modes of operation:

  1. Scale Set VMs – this provides easy creation and management of identical VMs
  2. Single VMs – these provide an easy way to add your VMs to VMSS during the creation process (e.g. to obtain high availability)

Virtual Machine scale sets are currently available on all Azure Windows or Linux VM sizes. You are only charged for the Azure VMs you deploy, as well as any additional underlying infrastructure resources consumed such as storage and networking. There are no incremental charges for the Virtual Machine scale sets service itself. Standard egress charges apply.

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General purpose

Balanced CPU-to-memory ratio. Ideal for testing and development, small to medium databases, and low to medium traffic web servers.

Bs-series

Bs-series are economical virtual machines that provide a low-cost option for workloads that typically run at a low to moderate baseline CPU performance, but sometimes need to burst to significantly higher CPU performance when the demand rises. These workloads don’t require the use of the full CPU all the time, but occasionally will need to burst to finish some tasks more quickly. Many applications such as development and test servers, low-traffic web servers, small databases, micro services, servers for proof-of-concepts, build servers and code repositories fit into this model.
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B2S 2 4 GiB 8 GiB $- $- $-
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B2MS 2 8 GiB 16 GiB $- $- $-
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B4MS 4 16 GiB 32 GiB $- $- $-
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B8MS 8 32 GiB 64 GiB $- $- $-
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B12MS 12 48 GiB 96 GiB $- $- $-
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B16MS 16 64 GiB 128 GiB $- $- $-
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B20MS 20 80 GiB 160 GiB $- $- $-
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Av2 Standard *

Av2 Standard is the latest generation of A-series virtual machines with similar CPU performance and faster disk. These virtual machines are suitable for development workloads, build servers, code repositories, low-traffic websites and web applications, micro services, early product experiments and small databases. Like the prior A Standard generation, Av2 virtual machines will include load balancing and auto-scaling at no additional charge.

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A1 v2 1 2 GiB 10 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank – – Blank – – Blank $-
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A2 v2 2 4 GiB 20 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank – – Blank – – Blank $-
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A2m v2 2 16 GiB 20 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank – – Blank – – Blank $-
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A4 v2 4 8 GiB 40 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank – – Blank – – Blank $-
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A4m v2 4 32 GiB 40 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank – – Blank – – Blank $-
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A8 v2 8 16 GiB 80 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank – – Blank – – Blank $-
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A8m v2 8 64 GiB 80 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank – – Blank – – Blank $-
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Reserved Virtual Machine Instances are currently not available for the Av2-series.

* Note: The A8 – A11 VMs are planned for retirement on 3/2021. See here for more information.

D2a – D96a v4

The Da v4-series VMs are based on the 2.35 Ghz AMD EPYCTM 7452 processor, which can achieve up to 3.35 GHz. The Dav4 VM sizes offer a combination of vCPU(s), memory and temporary storage able to meet the requirements associated with most production workloads. Data disk storage is billed separately from virtual machines. To use Premium SSD disk storage, select the Das v4 VMs.
Instance vCPU(s) RAM Temporary
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D2a v4 2 8 GiB 50 GiB $- $- $-
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D4a v4 4 16 GiB 100 GiB $- $- $-
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D8a v4 8 32 GiB 200 GiB $- $- $-
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D16a v4 16 64 GiB 400 GiB $- $- $-
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D32a v4 32 128 GiB 800 GiB $- $- $-
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D48a v4 48 192 GiB 1,200 GiB $- $- $-
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D64a v4 64 256 GiB 1,600 GiB $- $- $-
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D96a v4 96 384 GiB 2,400 GiB $- $- $-
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D2as – D96as v4

The Das v4-series VMs support Premium SSD disk storage and are based on the 2.35 Ghz AMD EPYCTM 7452 processor, which can achieve up to 3.35 GHz. The Das v4 VM sizes offer a combination of vCPUs, memory and temporary storage able to meet the requirements associated with most production workloads.

The VM pricing and billing meters for Das v4 VMs are the same as Da v4 VM series. Persistent storage disks are billed separately from virtual machines. See pricing for disks.

Instance vCPU(s) RAM Temporary
storage
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D2as v4 2 8 GiB 16 GiB $- $- $-
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D4as v4 4 16 GiB 32 GiB $- $- $-
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D8as v4 8 32 GiB 64 GiB $- $- $-
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D16as v4 16 64 GiB 128 GiB $- $- $-
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D32as v4 32 128 GiB 256 GiB $- $- $-
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D48as v4 48 192 GiB 384 GiB $- $- $-
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