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Introducing EBSv5 VM size optimisations in preview from Microsoft

Published on Jan 02, 2023

Microsoft recently announced the addition of two additional Memory Optimized Virtual Machines (VM) sizes to the Ebsv5 VM family, E96bsv5 and E112ibsv5. These VM sizes can provide performance up to 260,000 IOPS and remote disk storage throughput of 8,000 MBps.

Earlier, the company made Ebsv5 and Ebdsv5 generally available, which offer 120,000 IOPS and 4,000MBps of remote disk storage throughput, respectively. The addition of E96bsv5 and E112ibsv5 VM sizes in public preview will enable customers to consolidate existing workloads into fewer or smaller VMs and achieve cost savings.

Edsv5 virtual machines run on Intel Xeon Platinum 8370C (Ice Lake) processors (in a hyper threaded configuration) and can achieve an all-core turbo clock speed of up to 3.5 GHz. Furthermore, the new VM sizes in the series are only compatible with SSD premium and can have up to 672 GB of RAM and a significant amount of local SSD storage (up to 3,800 GB).

It is Microsoft’s intention to stay ahead of its competitors, AWS and Google, by increasing the size of its virtual machines. Amazon Web Services offers memory optimized compute instances, including the Amazon EC2 R7iz instances (powered by Intel Xeon Scalable processors of the 4th Generation). Additionally, Google offers memory-optimized machines with its M machine series. The E96bsv5 and E112ibsv5 virtual machines are currently available in the US West Central region, and more regions will follow. Furthermore, customers will be able to access the new sizes by signing up for the preview.

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