New D-Series Virtual Machine Sizes

Microsoft has announced the general availability of a new series of VM sizes for Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines and Web/Worker Roles called the D-Series.

These sizes offer up to 112 GB in memory with compute processors that are approximately 60 percent faster than the A-Series VM sizes, and have up to 800 GB of local SSD disk for blazingly fast reads and writes. The D-series instances are well suited for applications that demand faster CPU performance, local disk performance, or higher memories.

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