(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Announcing the general availability of Lsv2-series Azure Virtual Machines

Today's tip...

After wrapping up a successful preview with fantastic customer engagement, we are excited to officially announce the general availability of the Lsv2-series Azure Virtual Machines (VMs). Customers from all over the globe and across a broad range of industries participated in the Lsv2-series VMs preview during the second half of 2018.

General overview:

The Lsv2-series features high throughput, low latency, and directly mapped local NVMe storage. The Lsv2 VMs run on the AMD EPYCTM 7551 processor with an all core boost of 2.55GHz. The Lsv2-series VMs offer various configurations from 8 to 80 vCPUs with simultaneous multi-threading. Each VM features 8 GiB of memory and one 1.92TB NVMe SSD M.2 device per 8 vCPUs, with up to 19.2TB (10 x 1.92TB) available on the 80vCPU L80s v2.

Target workloads:

The Lsv2-series is well suited for your high throughput and high IOPS workloads including big data applications, SQL and NoSQL databases, data warehousing, and large transactional databases. Examples include Cassandra, MongoDB, Cloudera, and Redis. In general, applications that can benefit from large in-memory databases are a good fit for these VMs.