Announcing public preview of new M-series VMs for memory-optimized workloads

Published 03-02-2021 06:00 AM 1,016 Views
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Azure runs some of the largest in-memory workloads in the world and we continue to invest in meeting the evolving needs of our customers. In October 2019 we launched 6TB and 12TB VMs for workloads with high memory and high-performance CPU needs. In response to customer demand for similar high-performance CPU needs in medium memory sizes(<4TiB), today we are announcing the public preview of Msv2 medium memory VM sizes providing a 20% increase in CPU performance, increased flexibility with local disks, and a new intermediate scale up-option.

 

Key features on the new M-series VMs for memory-optimized workloads

  • Runs on Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8280 (Cascade Lake) processor offering a 20% performance increase compared to the previous version
  • Available in both disk and diskless offerings allowing customers the flexibility to choose the option that best meets their workload needs
  • New isolated VM sizes with more CPU and memory that go up to 192 vCPU with 4TiB of memory, so customers have an intermediate option to scale up before going to a 416 vCPU VM size

 

We created this new set of VMs based on direct feedback from customers that run massive, mission-critical workloads on Azure and demand the best combination of price and performance. During our private preview, several customers such as EPIC Healthcare unlocked gains from the new VM sizes. In their own words:

“Moving from the M128s_v1 running Cache to the M128s_v2 running IRIS, we saw the scalability of a single operational database server increase by 80%[1]. With these gains, we expect our customers to scale further in Azure.”

- Epic, Healthcare ISV

 

 

Mdsv2 Medium Memory with Disk Offering Spec

Size1

vCPU

Memory: GiB

Temp storage (SSD) GiB

Max data disks

Max cached and temp storage throughput: IOPS / MBps

Max uncached disk throughput: IOPS/MBps

Max NICS

Expected network bandwidth (Mbps)

Standard_M32dms_v2

32

875

1024

32

40000/400

20000/500

8

8000

Standard_M64ds_v2

64

1024

2048

64

80000/800

40000/1000

8

16000

Standard_M64dms_v2

64

1792

2048

64

80000/800

40000/1000

8

16000

Standard_M128ds_v2

128

2048

4096

64

160000/1600

80000/2000

8

30000

Standard_M128dms_v2

128

3892

4096

64

160000/1600

80000/2000

8

30000

Standard_M192ids_v2

192

2048

4096

64

160000/1600

80000/2000

8

30000

Standard_M192idms_v2

192

4096

4096

64

160000/1600

80000/2000

8

30000

 

Msv2 Medium Memory Diskless Offering Spec

Size1

vCPU

Memory: GiB

Temp storage (SSD) GiB

Max data disks

Max uncached disk throughput: IOPS/MBps

Max NICS

Expected network bandwidth (Mbps)

Standard_M32ms_v2

32

875

0

32

20000/500

8

8000

Standard_M64s_v2

64

1024

0

64

40000/1000

8

16000

Standard_M64ms_v2

64

1792

0

64

40000/1000

8

16000

Standard_M128s_v2

128

2048

0

64

80000/2000

8

30000

Standard_M128ms_v2

128

3892

0

64

80000/2000

8

30000

Standard_M192is_v2

192

2048

0

64

80000/2000

8

30000

Standard_M192ims_v2

192

4096

0

64

80000/2000

8

30000

 

Regional Availability and Pricing

The preview is currently available in East US, Central US, West Europe, West US, West US 2, and South Central US.

For pricing details, please take a look at Mdsv2-series and Msv2-series for Windows and Linux.

 

Join the Preview

You can try out the preview by filling out this form.

The SAP on Azure team is interested in your feedback and you can reach us at Msv2MedMemoryPreview@microsoft.com.

 

Increases in throughput are highly dependent on the specific workload [1]

 

 

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