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Announcing Storage Optimized Virtual Machines, L Series

Posted on March 15, 2017

Principal Program Manager

We are excited to introduce a new series of virtual machine sizes. The L Series for Storage optimizes workloads that require low latency, such as NoSQL databases (e.g. Cassandra, MongoDB, Cloudera and Redis). This new series of VMs offers from up to 32 CPU cores, using the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 v3 family, similar to the CPU performance of the G-Series that is currently available.

L Series offers 4 new VM sizes from 4 cores, 32 GiB of memory, and 678 GB of fast local SSD, scaling up to 32 cores with 256 GiB of memory, and over 5.6 TB of local SSD. Please refer to the Azure VM pricing page for pricing details.

At general availability, L Series VMs are available in the following regions:

  • East US 2
  • West US
  • Southeast Asia
  • Canada Central
  • Canada East
  • Australia East

Please check the Azure services by region site for future updates to the geographic availability of L Series.

L Series: Standard and premium storage optimized

VM sizes CPU Cores Memory Temporary Disk (SSD) Max Network Bandwidth
Standard_L4s 4 32 GiB 678 GB Moderate
Standard_L8s 8 64 GiB 1388 GB High
Standard_L16s 16 128 GiB 2807 GB Very high
Standard_L32s 32 256 GiB 5630 GB Very high

Note: Storage values for disk sizes use a legacy "GB" label. They are actually calculated in gibibytes, and all values should be read as "X GiB"