Windows Azure new memory-intensive VM size (two CPU cores with 14 GB of RAM)   4 comments

There are new Virtual Machines available in Windows Azure.

Windows Azure

The following versions of Windows Server are offered in the Windows Azure image gallery: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Prices as shown in the table below apply to all versions except Windows Server 2012 R2, which is currently in preview and is being offered for customers to test and experience at Linux rates (see pricing details under the "Linux" tab).

Memory-intensive VMs in Windows Azure provide larger amounts of memory and are optimal for running high-throughput applications such as databases. For more information, visit the Virtual Machines webpage.


Standard Instances

Provide optimal set of compute, memory and IO resources for running a vast array of applications. Detailed configuration of the instances is available azurehere.

Compute Instance Name Virtual Cores RAM Price Per Hour

Extra Small (A0) Shared 768 MB $0.02
(~$15/month)
Small (A1) 1 1.75 GB $0.09
(~$67/month)
Medium (A2) 2 3.5 GB $0.18
(~$134/month)
Large (A3) 4 7 GB $0.36
(~$268/month)
Extra Large (A4) 8 14 GB $0.72
(~$536/month)

* Based on 744 hours per month

More is Better ;-)

Memory Intensive Instances

Provide larger amounts of memory optimal for running high-throughput applications, such as databases or SharePoint server farms. Detailed configurations of these instances are available here.

COMPUTE INSTANCE NAME VIRTUAL CORES RAM PRICE PER HOUR
A5 2 14 GB $0.51
(~$380/month)
A6 4 28 GB $1.02
(~$759/month)
A7 8 56 GB $2.04
(~$1,518/month)

* Based on 744 hours per month

 

Posted September 24, 2013 by Robert Smit [MVP] in Windows Azure, Windows Server 2012 R2

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