Azure Compute Instances – Choose Wise, Choose Right

Microsoft offers numerous options to choose from when it comes to selecting the best Azure compute instance for your workloads. Currently, there are 80 different instance types and we understand that choosing the best one can be overwhelming. In this article, we have listed various Azure compute instance types to help you select the one that best fits your workload size­.

Azure Compute Instances

Here’s an overview of available Azure Compute Instances:

A-series: used for general purposes, these instances provide consistent processor performance with a moderate amount of memory and disk capacity. However, additional processor cores and more network bandwidth can be added to some of these instances to compute-intensive tasks.

D-series: as compared to the A-series instances, these have more number of cores and provide more computing power and disk performance. Apart from this, they also provide temporary storage in the form of Solid State Drives (SSDs).

Dv2-series: using the same memory and disk configurations, these offer 35% more power than the D-series because of the use of newer processors that run in turbo mode.

DS-series, DSv2-series, FS-series and GS-series: These offer a powerful combination of faster CPUs, High Storage and Network Bandwidth for enterprise-grade applications. They also offer SSDs for caching and faster operations.

F-series: These VMs provide the same processor cores as the Dv2-series but what sets them apart is the per-hour operational cost of usage, which is usually lower in comparison.

G-series: offering the highest storage capacity, these usually run on servers having powerful Intel Xeon E5 V3 processors.

H-series: designed and optimized for high-performance computing (HPC) and networking, these instances can also run cluster applications, Modelling, and Simulations.

N-series: These VMs help to tackle the most demanding workloads by adding the processing capabilities of Graphic Processing Units (GPUs).

For more information, you can view the detailed specifications of various Azure Instances here.




If you are still baffled by the number of options and are unsure about which instance to choose for your enterprise, you can schedule a call with our Cloud experts by writing to us at or you can give us a call at +91-80-4110-5555.



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