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Limited preview: New Azure Virtual Machines deliver increased storage throughput for data-intensive workloads

Published date: November 02, 2021

The new memory optimized Ebs v5 and Ebds v5 Azure Virtual Machines, soon in preview, feature the latest 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Platinum 8370C (Ice Lake) processor in a hyper-threaded configuration and deliver up to 300% increase in VM-to-Disk Storage throughput and IOPS compared to the previous generation VMs.

These new VMs offer up to 120,000 IOPS and 4,000 MB/s of remote disk storage throughput. The increased storage throughput is ideal for the most demanding data-intensive workloads, including large relational databases such as SQL Server, high-performance OLTP scenarios, and high-end data analytics applications. Customers can also consolidate existing workloads on fewer VMs, or deploy smaller VM sizes while achieving potential cost savings. VM sizes with or without local storage are available, so customers can choose the best option for their application.

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