Microsoft announces G family instances to its Azure cloud

Scott Guthrie the EVP (executive vice president) of the Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise group today at AzureConf 2014 announced the new G-series of virtual machines and premium storage for Microsoft Azure. G family VM (codename for Godzilla)  will provide extraordinary performance for most demanding applications.

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Microsoft’s Scott confirmed that the new G Series Virtual Machine are more than twice the amount of memory of the largest AWS(Amazon Web Services) virtual machines. It is more than four times the memory of Google Compute machines. It is mainly optimized for database and data workload. Much much higher set of memory and local SSD space are offered in G family. The G-series will also provide unparalleled computational performance, using the latest Intel® Xeon® processor E5 v3 family.

G-Series VM Sizes

 The G-series will provide more memory and more local Solid State Drive (SSD) storage than any current VM size in the public cloud. The largest G-series will offer 448 GB RAM and 6.5 TB of local SSD storage. Alongside this massive memory and local SSD storage,

VM Size

Cores RAM (in GB)

Local SSD Storage 

(in GB)

Standard_G1

2

28

406

Standard_G2

4

56

812

Standard_G3

8

112

1,630

Standard_G4

16

224

3,250

Standard_G5 32 448

6,500

Premium Storage

The premium storage include as much as 32 TB of storage per virtual machine, with more than 50,000 input-output operations per second (IOPS).

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which clearly indicates that once with Premium Storage and the G-Series VMs become available, Azure offers the ability to truly lift-and-shift your demanding enterprise applications – including SQL Server, Dynamics AX, Dynamics CRM, Exchange Server, MySQL, and Oracle Database – to the cloud.

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