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Performance tiers for Azure Disk Storage are in limited preview

Published date: July 21, 2020

Azure Disk Storage now enables you to set performance tiers (in limited preview) of your Premium SSD for a specific duration of time without increasing the capacity of the disk. Performance tiers provide the flexibility to achieve higher performance while controlling costs. This helps to sustain high-performance demands such as running a training environment during daytime, performance-testing, or an event like Black Friday. 

Your provisioned disk is first set to a baseline performance tier based on its size. When your application has higher performance demands, choose a higher performance tier, then return your provisioned disk to the baseline performance tier when the high-demand period is over.

For example, if you provision a P10 disk (128GB), your baseline performance tier is set as P10 (500 IOPS and 100MB/s). You can upgrade the tier to match the performance of P50 (7500 IOPS and 250MBs) and return to P10 when higher performance is no longer needed.

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