Thursday 23 October 2014

Azure VMs: A Series Versus D Series

We’ve been working with our Microsoft Partner Azure credit to see just how it all works as we have a client that needs a highly redundant, scalable, and global infrastructure setup.

Here is an A Series VM setup:



This is the setup for the D Series VM:



Cost wise the D series would be a bit more but the performance difference is noticeable.

When it comes to evaluating where to place client workloads one definitely needs to keep in mind what grade of VM to be utilizing.

Note that it looks as though one cannot mix A and D VMs in the same Cloud Services container. Please verify as to whether that is the case in your particular Azure Portal.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Cluster MVP
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

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