Last December, we announced general availability of Azure M-series Virtual Machines with memory configuration from 1 TB to 4 TB, offering on-demand scalability and agility for workloads requiring large memory consumption. We recently announced SAP HANA certification for M-series VMs, enabling you to run production SAP HANA workloads with a pay-as-you-go, per second VM billing. Customers can now deploy entire SAP landscapes in minutes with Azure automation templates like this one from our partner, SUSE, offering unprecedented agility for SAP HANA applications with error-free setup following reference architecture guidance. With Azure Reserved VM Instances, you can save up to 72% on the M-series VMs when running in Azure. Agile, inexpensive, and certified.
Given the excitement we have seen from customers on this SKU, we have been steadily launching M-series VMs all over the world. Today, I’m excited to announce that M-series VMs are now generally available in four more regions: Australia East, Australia Southeast, Japan East, Japan West. This adds to availability in US East 2, US West 2, West Europe, UK South, Southeast Asia and US Gov Virginia. M-series VMs are now available and GA in 10 regions worldwide with plans for 12 additional regions later this year, doubling our global capacity for SAP HANA certified VMs in 6 months. For details on M-series general availability by regions, please check out more details about Azure service region availability.
Read about it in the Azure blog.