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SAP Software support on Azure: Now on bigger VM sizes

Microsoft and SAP now adds supports to large VM sizes on Azure Virtual Machines.

Earlier this year Microsoft and SAP announced support for SAP NetWeaver application on Azure, specifically SAP Business Suite and SAP HANA (Developer Edition) – detail here. Up until now you could only run SAP applications on A5 VMs. This limitation effectively restricted the usage to small SAP systems only. I am excited to announce that as of today Microsoft, and SAP will support a larger and increased set of Azure virtual machine sizes in our standard Tier (including our high memory and high compute sizes).

The offer for a larger variety of Azure virtual machines is expected to provide our SAP users the flexibility to run their workload in all the available VM sizes. Supporting the Azure Virtual machines out of the A-series and D-series VM, will allow customers to find the right solutions for their SAP systems running on Azure.

The table below shows the full list of standard tier VM sizes we support along with the benchmark results we have now published for some of these sizes on https://www.sap.com/benchmark. For exact SAP sizing information related to these VMs, please see SAP Note: 1928533 – SAP Application on Azure: Supported Products and Azure VM types (SAP logon required).


VM Type VM Size (CPU, Memory) VM Tier
A5 2 CPU, 14GB Standard
A6 2 CPU, 28GB Standard
A7 8 CPU, 56GB Standard
A8 8 CPU, 56GB Standard
A9 16 CPU, 112GB Standard
D11 2 CPU, 14GB Standard
D12 4 CPU, 28GB Standard
D13 8 CPU, 56GB Standard
D14 16 CPU, 112GB Standard

To learn more on SAP, please visit the SAP on Azure page.