Standard SSD Disks for Azure Virtual Machines is now in public preview


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.

Learn more about Standard SSDs in our blog post

2 Replies
Hi what are the key differences between standard and premium SSD, is it mainly latency?



Hi John, Premium SSD works well for I/O-intensive applications, where low latency and high throughput are critical. Please see our blog for different workload types that suite each Disk type.