Quick overview of Azure VM Specifications


 

Choosing the Image for the task

It’s all about choice for your virtual machines. Choose Linux or Windows. Choose to be on-premises, in the cloud, or both. Choose your own virtual machine image or download a certified pre-configured image in our marketplace. With Virtual Machines, you’re in control.

Choose your language, workload, operating system

With support for Linux, Windows Server, SQL Server, Oracle, IBM, and SAP, Azure Virtual Machines gives you the flexibility of virtualization for a wide range of computing solutions—development and testing, running applications, and extending your computer labs.

Open source, with options

You can deploy a full range of open-source and community-driven software solutions on Azure. Choose from a full range of Linux distributions like Red Hat, Ubuntu and SUSE, as well as community-driven solutions like Chef, Puppet, and Docker.

Even deploy virtual machines for other products like Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic Server. Azure is open with lots of options

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Scale to what you need

Combine the performance of a world-class supercomputer with the scalability of the cloud. Scale from one to thousands of virtual machine instances. Plus, with the growing number of regional Azure datacenters, easily scale globally so you’re closer to where your customers are.

Create virtual machines in minutes. Choose from our images or images provided by partners and the community.

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Understand the VM Hardware Options

 

A Series   A Series InfiniBand
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HDD backed temporary drive

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HDD backed temporary drive

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Comes in 2 flavours; Basic and Standard

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RDMA network configuration

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Cost effective commodity compute

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Intel® Xeon® E5 processors


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MIN: 1 core and 3.5GB RAM

MAX: 16 cores and 112GB RAM

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MIN: 8 core and 56GB RAM

MAX: 16 cores and 112GB RAM

 

D Series   D Series v2
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SSD backed temporary drive

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SSD backed temporary drive


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MIN: 8 core and 56GB RAM

MAX: 16 cores and 112GB RAM

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Haswell CPU core

E5-2673 v3 @ 2.4 – 3.1 GHz

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MIN: 1 core and 3.5GB RAM

MAX: 16 cores and 112GB RAM

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MIN: 1 core and 3.5GB RAM

MAX: 20 cores and 140GB RAM

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~60% faster than A Series

 

F Series   FS Series
 
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SSD backed temporary drive

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SSD backed temporary drive

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Haswell CPU core

E5-2673 v3 @ 2.4 – 3.1 GHz

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SSD backed boot volume

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MIN: 1 core and 2GB RAM

MAX: 16 cores and 32GB RAM

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Haswell CPU core

E5-2673 v3 @ 2.4 – 3.1 GHz

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2GB RAM and 16GB local SSD per core

 

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MIN: 1 core and 2GB RAM

MAX: 16 cores and 32GB RAM

 

 

N Series      
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SSD backed temporary drive

 

 

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NVIDIA GPU Enabled

 

 

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RDMA network configuration

 

 

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MIN: 6 core and 56GB RAM

MAX: 24 cores and 224GB RAM

 

 

 

G Series
 
    GS Series
 
 
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SSD backed temporary drive

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SSD backed temporary drive

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MIN: 2 core and 28GB RAM

MAX: 32 cores and 448GB RAM

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SSD backed boot volume

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G5: Dedicated hardware

 

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MIN: 2 core and 28GB RAM

MAX: 32 cores and 448GB RAM

       

 

 

Summary

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Resources

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Comments (2)

  1. Mark Wilson says:

    Great overview – clear and simple – thanks.

    Only observation is that the core/memory counts above don’t seem to match https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/documentation/articles/virtual-machines-windows-sizes/

    1. Lee Stott says:

      Mark, Thanks data corrected.

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