New generation of D-Series instances for VMs and Azure Cloud Services
We’re announcing a new generation of D-Series instances that can be used as VMs or Azure Cloud Services. These DV2 instances carry the same CPU, memory, and disk configurations as the current D-Series, but they also offer more powerful CPUs and run about 35 percent faster. Both D-Series and DV2 instances are ideal for applications that demand fast CPUs, better local disk performance, or larger memories, offering a powerful combination for many enterprise-grade applications. Starting October 2, 2015, the DV2 instances will be available in the Central US, North Central US, West US, and East US 2 regions. For more information, please visit the Virtual Machines page and the Cloud Services page.