M-series virtual machines now available
08 December 2017
The highest performing Azure virtual machines (VMs) to date, the M-series, are now available. Optimised for large in-memory workloads such as SAP HANA, the new M-series VMs are designed with very high RAM and vCPU capabilities to meet the most demanding environments. The M-series support up to 128 virtual CPUs (vCPUs) and between 1 and 3.8 tebibytes (TiB) of RAM (Note: 3.8 TiB RAM support for the 128 vCPU configuration will be coming soon). In addition, these VM instances support Premium Storage to tackle the largest enterprise workloads.
The new M-series also incorporates accelerated networking that will enable up to 30 gigabits per second (Gbps) VM-to-VM data transfer – great for extremely fast real-time database replication and backups, and eliminating concerns about headroom issues in your rapidly growing cloud environment. The M-series VMs will be initially available in the East US 2, West US 2 and West Europe regions.