I shot a video with Mark Russinovich demoin’ the awesomesauce that is the new variant of our G Series of VMs up in Azure: the new GS series. If you know a thing or two around our current naming convention – the “S” refers to Premium Storage capable. The GS variant of VMs is like the Peanut Butter and Jelly of performance in the public cloud world – Biggest compute core / RAM sizes paired up with the “bacon of the datacenter” SSD backed storage. Then you add in the NIC speeds between VMs and you have the trifecta of performance: Compute, Storage and Networking.
Note: Since this is “the cloud” we’re talking about, this is as of September 2nd, 2015. It is a leapfrog game of size, scale and performance for all players. Before you go off saying “these guys have more cores” – read the fine print… Our compute cores are Non Hyper Threaded cores for faster performance instead of splitting cores and sharing cycles to get more perceived cores at penalty of performance.
Enough of me talking about it… check out Mark in this video.
Looking for more info on all this goodness? Corey Sanders have you covered over on the azure.com site… http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-has-the-most-powerful-vms-in-the-public-cloud/