Applies to: ✔️ Linux VMs ✔️ Windows VMs ✔️ Flexible scale sets ✔️ Uniform scale sets

The DCsv2-series virtual machines help protect the confidentiality and integrity of your data and code while it’s processed in the public cloud. DCsv2-series leverage Intel® Software Guard Extensions, which enable customers to use secure enclaves for protection.

These machines are backed by 3.7 GHz Intel® Xeon E-2288G (Coffee Lake) with SGX technology. With Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 these machines can go up to 5.0 GHz.


Hyperthreading is disabled for added security posture. Pricing is based on the superior performance of physical vs virtual cores, as well as the unique security capabilities of DC-series.

Example confidential use cases include: databases, blockchain, multiparty data analytics, fraud detection, anti-money laundering, usage analytics, intelligence analysis and machine learning.


Turbo Boost Max 3.0: Supported (Tenant VM will report 3.7 GHz, but will reach Turbo Speeds)
Hyper-Threading: Not Supported
Premium Storage: Supported (Not Supported for Standard_DC8_v2)
Premium Storage Caching: Supported
Live Migration: Not Supported
Memory Preserving Updates: Not Supported
VM Generation Support: Generation 2
Accelerated Networking: Not Supported
Ephemeral OS Disks: Supported

Technical specifications

Size Physical Cores Memory GiB Temp storage (SSD) GiB Max data disks Max NICs EPC Memory MiB
Standard_DC1s_v2 1 4 50 1 1 28
Standard_DC2s_v2 2 8 100 2 1 56
Standard_DC4s_v2 4 16 200 4 1 112
Standard_DC8_v2 8 32 400 8 1 168

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