We are excited to announce the public preview of Azure Standard SSD Managed Disks, a new type of durable storage for Azure Virtual Machines. Standard SSDs are optimized for workloads that need consistent performance at low IOPS levels. Standard SSDs offer a cost effective alternative to enhance the performance and reliability offered with Standard Disks.
Key attributes of Standard SSDs:
Delivers lower latency, more consistent performance and better reliability compared to Standard HDDs.
Ideal for web servers, low-IOPS enterprise application servers, and dev/test workloads.
Offers the same industry-leading durability and availability you expect from Azure Disk Storage.
Can be upgraded to Premium SSDs for more demanding and latency-sensitive workloads.