How important is size in cloud computing? Microsoft, which runs one of the world’s biggest public clouds in Azure, believes size matters. Microsoft is flaunting its new Azure G-Series VMs, released Thursday, as the biggest as far as memory, processing power and solid state drive stockpiling is concerned. Microsoft’s Azure is available with any public cloud retailer.
Additionally, Microsoft announced lunching some new features for its cloud platform, like the introduction of a Key Vault and a Docker image which user can add to a virtual machine.
Microsoft’s Azure comes with as much as 32 vCPUs using Intel’s Xeon E5 v3 chips, alongside with 448 GB of memory and 6.59 TB of local SSD space.
According to a blog entry signed by Drew Mcdaniel, chief system supervisor for Microsoft Azure, Azure G-Series VMs is ideal for clients that need to send substantial business apps, including social database servers or and NoSQL databases.
But enjoying such a cloud computing power comes at a cost; more exactly $9.65 every hour which means around $7,180 every month.
Azure G-Series VMs are presently accessible only in the western U.S. Azure area but Microsoft is already working to make them available in other areas as well.
Steve Tutino, CEO of Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Microsoft partner, Ipanema Solutions, has been delivering server VMs and apps to Azure this past year and reported that using Azure is considerably less expensive than to convey equipment to his clients.
As indicated by Tutino, these massive VMs take only 15 minutes to run compared to traditional hardware which would take weeks to start because users would have to install it and load the OS.
It is difficult to compare public cloud services. However, Microsoft’s Azure has the same processing power as Amazon Web Services’ biggest EC2 but the space offered by Microsoft is larger. The 448 GB of memory with Azure G-Series VMs is likewise bigger than what AWS and Google offer in their most noteworthy VMs.But if costumers don’t really require large amounts of storage because they don’t work with heavy company apps, than Microsoft might not be their first choice.
VMware begat the expression “monster VMs” when it dispatched vSphere 5 in 2011. The expression was advertising the bulky execution the company provided. But the matter of viable firepower soon turned into a real debate with numerous industry analysts saying that only a small percentage of clients would really require all that power.
Meanwhile, Microsoft might still be pursuing AWS in the open cloud space, but it can now gloat that its open cloud is home to the greatest, most effective VMs available.
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