Public preview: Arm64-based Azure VMs can deliver up to 50% better price-performance
Published date: 04 April, 2022
The new general purpose Dps v5 and Dpds v5 Azure Virtual Machines series can run various Linux enterprise workloads such as web servers, application servers, open-source databases, custom Java applications, gaming servers, media servers, and more. The new VMs provide up to 4GiB of memory per vCPU in sizes with up to 64 vCPUs, 208GiB of memory, 40Gbps networking, with and without local temporary storage.
Additionally, the new Dpls v5 and Dplds v5 VM series offer one of the lowest starting price points within the general-purpose Azure Virtual Machines portfolio, providing 2GiBs per vCPU in sizes up to 64vCPUs, 128GiB of memory, and up to 40Gbps networking with and without local temporary storage options.
Lastly, the Eps v5 and Epds v5 VM series feature up to 8GiB of memory per vCPU in sizes with up to 32 vCPUs, 208GiB of memory, 40Gbps networking, with and without local temporary storage options, and are engineered to meet the requirements associated with memory-intensive Linux-based workloads including open-source databases, in-memory caching applications, gaming servers, and data analytics engines.
All the VM series listed above are currently in preview in select regions and feature the Ampere Altra Arm-based processor operating at up to 3.0GHz frequency. The Ampere Altra processor was architected for scale-out cloud environments to deliver efficient performance and help reduce overall environmental impact.
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