We are excited to announce the launch of Azure M-series Virtual Machines in the USGov Virginia region. Azure M-series VMs offer memory from 192 GB up to 4 TB on a single VM with configurations from 8 to 128 hyper-threaded vCPUs, powered by Intel® Xeon® 2.5 GHz E7-8890 v3 processors.
The Azure M-series is perfectly suited for your in-memory workloads like SAP HANA and SQL Hekaton. With the M-series, these databases can load large datasets into memory and utilize the fast memory access with huge amounts of vCPU parallel processing to speed up queries and enable real-time analytics. M-series VMs are SAP certified for all SAP workloads including SAP HANA. You can deploy these large workloads in minutes and on-demand, scaling elastically as your usage demands with Azure deployment templates such as the SAP HANA deployment template. With availability SLAs of 99.95% for an Availability Set, 99.9% for a single node, you can provide application level SLA guarantees to your customers.
In April we announced M-series availability in the US Gov Virginia region and with this launch in US Gov Arizona, customers can now run production SAP HANA and other in-memory workloads in a region pair configuration for high availability and disaster recovery.
Learn more about Azure M-series VMs.
To request access to the M-series, submit your request quota and after your quota has been approved, you can use the Azure portal or API’s to deploy.
You can learn more about running SAP workloads on Azure here.