New line of Azure Virtual Machine Sizes

Sep 23 2014 11:10 PM

Microsoft recently announced a new line of Virtual Machines that offer up to 112 GB in memory with compute processors that are approximately 60 percent faster than our A-Series VM sizes.

Key partners are already seeing the benefits from significantly larger and faster machines "The machines that we were given are well-suited for these data-intensive type applications (Big Data and Analytics) — high bandwidth SSD and fast network. From a testing perspective, we found these VMs to provide high performance and are very scalable.”

Currently, the machines are available in the following regions:

United States

  • West US
  • East US
  • North US
  • South US
  • Central US
  • US East 2


  • North Europe
  • West Europe


  • Japan West
  • Southeast Asia
  • East Asia

With Microsoft continuing to add support in more regions.

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Here’s a video for more information and demos of the D-Series VMs