(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Announcing the GS-Series: Adding Premium Storage Support to the Largest VMs in the Public Cloud


Today’s Tip…

Earlier this year we announced the G-Series line of VMs, which provided the most memory, the highest processing power and the largest amount of local SSD of any Virtual Machine size currently available in the public cloud.

We have now added premium storage support to these virtual machines in the GS-series.  Combining the compute power of G-series with the performance of Premium Storage to create powerful VMs for your most storage and compute intensive applications. Powered by the Intel Xeon E5 v3 family processors, the GS-series can have up to 64TB of storage, provide 80,000 IOPs (storage I/Os per second) and deliver 2,000 MB/s of storage throughput. The GS-series offers the highest disk throughput, by more than double, of any VM offered by any other hyperscale public cloud provider. Furthermore, both the G-series and GS-series offer up to 20 Gbps of network bandwidth, more than double that of the closest VMs of any hyperscale public cloud provider.

GS-series sizes, listed below, are available in every region the G-series sizes are available, including West US, East US 2 and West Europe.


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