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 recentlyannouncedSAP 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 thisonefrom our partner, SUSE, offering unprecedented agility for SAP HANA applications with error-free setup following reference architecture guidance. WithAzure 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 serviceregion availability.