(Azure Storage) Tip of the Day: Larger, more powerful Managed Disks for Azure Virtual Machines

Thanks to Tad Brockway for today’s tip!

We are excited to announce the general availability of larger and more powerful Azure Managed Disk sizes of up to 32 TiB on Premium SSD, Standard SSD, and Standard HDD disk offerings. In addition, we support disk sizes up to 64 TiB on Ultra Disks in preview.

We are also increasing the performance scale targets for Premium SSD to 20,000 IOPS and 900 MB/sec. With the general availability (GA) of larger disk sizes, Azure now offers a broad range of disk sizes for your production workload needs, with unmatched scale and performance.

Premium SSD disks

  • Premium SSDs are ideal for enterprise applications like Dynamics AX, Dynamics CRM, and database workloads like SQL Server, Cassandra, and MongoDB that require consistent high performance and low latency.

Standard SSD disks

  • Standard SSDs are suitable for web servers, low IOPS application servers, big data, and enterprise applications that need consistent performance at lower IOPS levels.

Standard HDD disks

  • Standard HDDs based on magnetic drives offer the most cost-effective solution for Dev/Test and backup scenarios.


Getting Started

  • You can create new Managed Disks or extend your existing disks to larger sizes using the Azure portal, PowerShell, or CLI today! The newly introduced sizes are generally available in all regions in Azure Public Cloud, and support for national clouds including Azure US Government and China 21Vianet will be available in the coming weeks


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