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AMD and Azure

Open new frontiers of innovation across your cloud and hybrid workloads with joint solutions from AMD and Azure.

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Get powerful, cost-effective solutions for a wide range of workloads

For everything from accelerating office productivity apps to fast-tracking world-changing scientific research, Azure Virtual Machines featuring AMD EPYC™ processors provide powerful, cost-effective solutions for a wide range of workloads, including:

  • General-purpose enterprise-class workloads
  • Database and big data applications
  • Desktop virtualization workstations
  • High-performance computing (HPC)
  • Confidential computing
  • Hybrid cloud scenarios

AMD-powered Azure Virtual Machines

Meet almost any performance and flexibility challenge with AMD EPYC™ CPU- and AMD Radeon Instinct™ GPU-based virtual machines (VMs).

And migrate even your open-source workloads with confidence: AMD works with the open-source community and software vendors to help ensure that apps and enabling software work exceptionally well with AMD EPYC™ processors and to provide a broad range of open tools and libraries.

organization-wide support plan
Target workload Use case Azure VM type Key VM specs AMD Processors AMD GPU

General purpose

Web servers
Enterprise-grade apps


4 GB of RAM per vCPU

Refer to the documentation

Not available

Memory intensive

Relational databases
In-memory analytics
Business-critical apps


8 GB of RAM per vCPU

Refer to the documentation

Not available

High-performance computing (HPC)

Automotive: Crash test and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations
Weather modeling
Oil and gas: Seismic exploration


Up to 120 AMD EPYC™ 7003-series CPU cores, 448 GB of RAM per VM. Scales up to 80,000 CPUs.

3rd Gen AMD EPYC™

Not available

Confidential computing

Data protected in use
VM-level isolation


AMD Secure Encrypted Virtualization-Secure Nested Paging
Full-disk encryption with Secure Key Release
Virtual TPM

3rd Gen AMD EPYC™

Not available


Virtual desktops
Workstation graphics


GPU partitioning in 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, and 1 GPU increments.

2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ CPUs

AMD Radeon Instinct MI25™

Storage optimized

NoSQL databases
Big Data/Cloud-scale analytics
Large transactional databases
Data warehousing


8 GB of RAM per vCPU and local NVMe storage

Refer to the documentation

Not available

AMD-powered Azure Virtual Machines for your workloads

  • Compelling price-performance for general purpose and memory-intensive workloads

    Azure Das v5 and Dav4 series VMs featuring AMD EPYC™ processors

    Up to 96 vCPUs, 384 GBs of RAM, and 2,400 GBs of SSD-based storage

    Example use cases: Enterprise grade apps, databases, web servers, dev/test

    Azure Eas v5 and Eav4 series VMs featuring AMD EPYC™ processors

    Up to 96 vCPUs, 672 GBs of RAM, and 2,400 GBs of SSD-based storage

    Example use cases: Large in-memory business critical workloads like analytics, business critical apps, and relational databases such as SQL Server

    Accelerate storage-intensive workloads

    Azure Lasv3 series VMs featuring AMD 3rd Generation EPYC™ 7763v processor

    Up to 19.2TB NVMe storage and Premium SSD support for high throughput, low latency, and large local disk storage for database apps

    Example use cases: NoSQL databases, big data analytics, large transactional databases, and data warehousing

    Additional resources

    New AMD-based general purpose and memory optimized Azure Virtual Machines now available.

    New storage optimized Azure VMs deliver higher performance for data intensive workloads.

    Azure Data Explorer now supports AMD based VMs.

  • Modern desktop experience on the cloud

    Get affordable, high-performing modern desktop experiences from the cloud with Azure NVv4 instance VMs—ideal for financial analysis, architecture, engineering, and design applications. Traditional CPU-only VMs often struggle to keep up with these apps, frustrating users and reducing productivity, but until now, deploying GPU-accelerated, on-premises virtual environments has been too costly.

    Powered by AMD Radeon Instinct™ GPUs and the industry’s first SR-IOV-based fractional GPU virtualization architecture, NVv4 instances offer a choice of four configurable options to deliver the right amount of GPU capability at the right price for any enterprise workload.

    NVv4 instances provide a zero-cost license GPU partitioning on discrete GPUs in Azure.

    Learn more about GPU partitioning on Azure NVv4 instances:

    NVv4 datasheet

    GPU virtualized architecture with the MxGPU whitepaper

    NVv4 pricing

  • Provide full-power workstation experiences on the cloud

    Ideal for designers, architects, engineers, and other professionals who use resource- and performance-intensive applications, NVv4-based Azure virtual desktops bring the full power of traditional workstations into the cloud, regardless of the end-point device used or if working onsite or remotely.

    Designed with major pro-CAD architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) and M&E applications, Azure NVv4 instances are ISV-certified to ensure optimal performance and reliability. Zero-cost-license GPU partitioning provides a discrete GPU experience even when fractional GPU options are deployed, making it possible to balance performance, mobility, and cost.

    For more information on the benefits of NVv4 for industries that requires workstation-class experiences, view the latest solution briefs:

    NVv4 in design and manufacturing

    NVv4 in AEC

    NVv4 in education

    NVv4 in finance

  • Azure and AMD: Leading HPC in the cloud with Azure HBv2

    To accelerate scientific and commercial research, discovery, and innovation, Azure and AMD have collaborated to offer extensive on-demand supercomputing resources with highly scalable HPC-optimized VMs.

    Azure HBv3 VMs are designed to deliver leadership-class performance, message-passing interface (MPI) scalability, and cost efficiency for a variety of real-world HPC workloads such as CFD, finite element analysis, computational geoscience, rendering, weather simulation, financial risk analysis, and RTL simulation.

    Learn more about Azure HBv3:

    Azure HBv3 GA announcement

    Performance and scalability results

    For a wide range of HPC applications including computational fluid dynamics and weather simulation, Azure HBv2 VMs feature 2nd generation AMD EPYC™ processors, providing 45-50 percent more memory bandwidth than comparable x86 alternatives. HBv2 VMs also feature the cloud’s first 200 Gbps HDR InfiniBand from Mellanox for ultra-low latency and accelerated message transfer.

    Learn more about Azure HBv2:

    Benchmarking results: Weather research and forecasting (WRF) in Azure

    GitHub: Get up and running with an Azure HPC cluster

    Azure HPC Cache: Run flexible, file-based workloads in Azure

    Blog: HBv2 eclipses 80,000 core milestone

    ServetheHome: Microsoft Azure HBv2 HPC Features AMD EPYC™ 7002 and Mellanox Report

  • Azure DCasv5 and ECasv5 series VMs allow you to move your existing workloads to Azure and make them confidential without changing any code. With the latest advancement in AMD SEV technologies called Secure Nested Paging (SEV-SNP), the contents of entire VMs are opaque to cloud administrators for secure and isolated computation. The runtime state of these VMs is fully encrypted, protecting your data even when it's in use. The keys used for this RAM encryption are generated inside the CPU and never leave it.

    Learn more about the Azure DCasv5 and ECasv5 series:

    Azure DCasV5 and ECasv5 preview announcement

  • AMD and Azure: Hybrid cloud partnership

    Modernize aging server and storage infrastructure, consolidate virtualized workloads, and gain cloud efficiencies on-premises. AMD and Azure hyperconverged solutions bring together software-defined compute, storage, and networking on industry-standard x86 servers and components. Validated hardware options make it possible for enterprises to gain the benefits of Azure Stack HCI solutions, powered by the performance of AMD EPYC™ processors, from within their own, purpose-built datacenters.

  • Azure – AMD cloud visualization solutions

    Find extensively validated NVv4 VM remote protocol and infrastructure management solutions for Windows Remote Desktop (RDP) 10, Teradici PCoIP, and HDX 3D Pro, and graphics API support for DirectX 9-12, OpenGL 4.6, and Vulkan 1.1:

    Workspot Desktop Cloud: VDI on Azure

    Windows Virtual Desktop – provision a host pool

    Citrix Virtual Desktops Essentials

    Azure – AMD HPC solutions

    Fully provision your HPC environment, including end-user applications, workload managers, job schedulers, and storage software. Visit HPC on Azure for an implementation checklist, or check out these solutions:

    Siemens Simcenter STAR-CCM+ for manufacturing

    ANSYS Cloud

    BeeGFS high-performance distributed, parallel file system

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