In the last few weeks, we have made Dv2-Series VMs
available in more Azure regions. The new regions are Australia East, Australia Southeast, North Europe, West Europe, East US, South Central US, Southeast Asia, Japan East, and East Asia.
Dv2-Series VMs (a follow-on to the original D-Series VMs) feature similar memory and hard disk configurations, but more powerful CPUs. Based on the latest generation 2.4 GHz Intel Xeon E5-2673 v3 (Haswell) processors, Dv2 VMs are designed to offer an optimal configuration for running workloads that require increased processing power and fast local disk I/O.