General Availability of M-series Msv2/Mdsv2 Medium Memory VMs for memory-optimized workloads

Published Apr 19 2021 06:02 PM 2,604 Views
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Last month at Ignite we announced the Preview of new M-series VMs and after a successful preview, we are pleased to announce the general availability (GA) of Msv2/Mdsv2 Medium Memory VMs. This offering complements the Msv2 High Memory sizes launched in Oct 2019 and now provides the high performing CPU even for medium memory workload needs. With this new GA offering, M-series customers have three options to select from based on their workload needs:

  1. Msv2/Mdsv2 Medium Memory: Based on Cascade Lake processor providing up to 4TiB of memory and 192vCPU.

  2. Msv2 High Memory: Based on Skylake processor providing up to 12TB of memory and 416 vCPU.

  3. Msv1 (aka M-series) Medium Memory: Based on Haswell processor (can run on Cascade Lake as well) providing up to 4TB of memory and 128vCPU.

These Msv2/Mdsv2 Medium Memory virtual machines are targeting in memory workloads like SAP database, including SAP HANA. The virtual machines are delivering more throughput for the same price as their predecessor units and lower the TCO for CPU intensive SAP database workloads.

 

Key features of 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 supports 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.

Spec

For the VM Sizes spec please take a look here.

 

Regional Availability and Pricing

The VMs are available in the following regions at GA  

  • West US 2
  • West Europe
  • Central US
  • South Central US
  • East US

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

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