Microsoft Accumulates Azure Virtual Machines

Microsoft is adding on its robust VM with enhancing storage and higher throughput, paving the way for running large-scale, database-driven applications in the Microsoft Azure cloud.

Corey Sanders, Microsoft Azure director program management stated, “The newly launched GS-Series is based on the G-series of VMs, which proved to be surprisingly popular since they were launched in January, usage of this VM has doubled by 50 percent in the last three months.”

Sanders further added, “The G series, which runs on the Intel Xeon E5 v3 processors, is the most powerful VM offered on Azure. Customers use the G-series to run databases — including Microsoft SQL Server and MySQL, and even NoSQL databases such as MongoDB — that power internal and public-facing applications, as well as serve as the cornerstone for data warehouse-style data analysis.”

Customers also lashed together hundreds of the G-series VMs to run them as clusters to power large applications. Sanders stated,” The additional throughput of the GS-series will make it even easier to run these types of workloads on Azure “.
The GS-series is simply good for the process of deploying large workloads, including large amounts of storage and by upping the input/output per second. The GS-series provides up to 64 terabytes of storage, offers 80,000 IOPs and can deliver 2,000 MB/s of throughput to the backend storage. VMs of G and GS-series will now provide 20 Gbps of network bandwidth.

Besides that, the new VMs, Azure also features a new diagnostic tool that lets administrators to see the serial and console output from a running VM, which can help in desolving the problem. Microsoft also launched a new service bus ‘Azure Service Bus Premium Messaging’ for exchange data across different VMs, which is absolutely suited for systems running on micro-service architectures with countless individual components.