Introducing B12, B16 & B20 - new larger B-series VM sizes with flexible CPU usage

Publié le lundi 1 juillet 2019

We have heard our customers asking for larger B-series sizes, and we are excited to share that starting July, we have released three new B-series sizes: B12ms, B16ms and B20ms. These are lower cost VMs with flexible CPU usage.

Target Workloads
As with other B-series offerings, workloads that have ‘peaks and valleys’ usage patterns can take full advantage of the cost savings that these new sizes can offer. Workloads like build servers require 100% CPU utilization when the build is running, and the rest of the time, the servers can run at much lower cpu utilization rate. By using B-series you can keep your build servers cost down and the developers happy. Other workloads include Dev and Test environments and webservers with customer engagement patterns that are subject to burst.

Conversely, B-series VMs would not be a good fit for web servers with consistent login rates. For this type of workload, a D-series virtual machine which offer access to 100% consistent CPU is a better choice.

Available configurations and regional availability

Size

vCPU

Memory GiB

Temp storage (SSD) GiB

Base CPU Perf of VM

Max CPU Perf of VM

Initial Credits

Credits banked / hour

Max Banked Credits

Max data disks

Max cached and temp storage throughput: IOPS / MBps

Max uncached disk throughput: IOPS / MBps

Max NICs

US West Linux Price / Hour

Standard_B12ms

12

48

96

202%

1200%

360

121

2909

16

6480/75

4320 / 50

6.00

$0.596

Standard_B16ms

16

64

128

270%

1600%

480

162

3888

32

8640/100

4320 / 50

8.00

$0.794

Standard_B20ms

20

80

160

337%

2000%

600

203

4860

32

10800/125

4320 / 50

8.00

$0.993

 

Get more information on the Burstable VM sizes. We have also updated the documentation to make the B-series credit system easy to understand.

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