New Azure VMs for general-purpose and memory-intensive workloads now in public preview
Published date: 26 April, 2021
The new Dv5, Dsv5, Ddv5, Ddsv5 and Ev5, Edv5 series Azure Virtual Machines, now in preview, are based on the 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8370C (Ice Lake) processor in a hyper-threaded configuration. This custom processor can reach an all-core Turbo clock speed of up to 3.5 GHz and features Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (Intel® AVX-512) and Intel® Deep Learning Boost. These new offerings deliver a better value proposition for general-purpose and memory intensive workloads compared to the prior generation (e.g. increased scalability and an upgraded CPU class) including better price to performance.
The Dv5, Dsv5, Ddv5, Ddsv5 VM sizes offer a combination of vCPUs and memory able to meet the requirements associated with most general-purpose workloads and can scale up to 96 vCPUs. The Ddv5 and Ddsv5 VM sizes feature high performance, large local SSD storage (up to 2,400 GiB). The Dv5 and Dsv5 VM series offer a lower price of entry as they do not feature any local temporary storage. If you require temporary storage, select the latest Ddv5 or Ddsv5 Azure virtual machines, which are also in preview.
The Ev5 and Edv5 VM sizes feature up to 672 GiB of RAM and are ideal for memory-intensive enterprise applications. You can attach Standard SSDs and Standard HDDs disk storage to these VMs. If you prefer to use Premium SSD or Ultra Disk storage, please select the Esv5 and Edsv5 VM series, which will be in preview in the near future. The Ev5 and Esv5 VMs offer a lower price of entry as they do not feature any local temporary storage. If you require temporary storage, select the latest Edv5 VM series which are also in preview, or the Edsv5 VM series, which will be in preview in the near future.
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