Now in preview: B-Series, a new Azure Virtual Machine family, offers cost flexibility

Sep 12, 2017   |   Bill Briggs

Microsoft has announced the preview of B-Series, a new Azure Virtual Machine family that provides the lowest cost of any existing size with flexible CPU usage.

The B-Series offers a cost-effective way to deploy workloads that don’t need the full performance of the CPU continuously and that burst in their performance.

These virtual machine sizes allow you to pay and burst as needed, using only a fraction of the CPU when you don’t need it and burst up to 100 percent of the CPU when you do need it, using Intel Haswell 2.4 GHz E5-2673 v3 processors or better. This level control gives you extreme cost flexibility and flexible value, writes Corey Sanders, Azure director of compute.

The preview was launched for US West 2, US East, Europe West and Asia Pacific Southwest, with additional regions expected later this year, Microsoft announced.

Visit the Microsoft Azure Blog to learn more.

Bill Briggs
Microsoft News Center Staff

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