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New A_v2-Series VM sizes

Publicado em 22 novembro, 2016

Principal Program Manager

Today we are releasing 7 new general purpose compute VM sizes.   In this new version of our A-Series VM’s we have raised the amount of RAM per vCPU from 1.75 GiB or 7 GiB of RAM per vCPU to 2 GiB or 8 GiB per vCPU.  We have also improved our local disk random IOPS to be 2-10x faster than that of our existing A version 1 sizes. 

These new sizes use our new VM naming schema which is VM family letter followed by the number of vCPU’s of the VM.  The ‘m’ identifier after the vCPU count signifies our High Memory offerings (8 GiB/vCPU).  (e.g. Standard_A8m_v2)

 

Size

vCPU

RAM (GiB)

Temporary Disk (SSD)

Max Network Bandwidth

Standard_A1_v2

1

2

10 GB

Moderate

Standard_A2_v2

2

4

20 GB

Moderate

Standard_A4_v2

4

8

40 GB

High

Standard_A8_v2

8

16

80 GB

High

Standard_A2m_v2

2

16

20 GB

Moderate

Standard_A4m_v2

4

32

40 GB

High

Standard_A8m_v2

8

64

80 GB

High

With the new VM naming scheme it’s important to realize that the old Standard_A8 is succeeded by the new Standard_H8, not the A8_v2. The new A8_v2 sizes succeed the old A4 and A7.  To better understand the mapping of v1 to v2 we have provided the table below.

Comparison: A Standard vs. A_v2

 

Size

vCPU

RAM (GiB)

Disk Size

 

Size

vCPU

RAM (GiB)

Disk Size

A1

1

1.75

20 GB (HDD)

A1_v2

1

2

10 GB (SSD)

A2

2

3.50

70 GB (HDD)

A2_v2

2

4

20 GB (SSD)

A3

4

7

285 GB (HDD)

A4_v2

4

8

40 GB (SSD)

A4

8

14

605 GB (HDD)

A8_v2

8

16

80 GB (SSD)

A5

2

14

135 GB (HDD)

A2m_v2

2

16

20 GB (SSD)

A6

4

26

285 GB (HDD)

A4m_v2

4

32

40 GB (SSD)

A7

8

52

605 GB (HDD)

A8m_v2

8

64

80 GB (SSD)

Geographic availability

Today the A_v2-Series is available in most regions and will shortly be available in all regions.

Learn more

For more information on the A_v2-Series and the variety of VM options available in Azure please see Azure sizes for virtual machines documentation.