Friday, January 9, 2015

Azure ‘Godzilla’ machines now available

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If you need more ‘grunt’ for you virtual machine (maybe to do bitcoin mining) Microsoft has announced the availability of its G series of virtual machine through Azure.

Here are the configurations:

 

VM Size

 

Cores

 

RAM (GB)

 

Local SSD
Storage (GB)

 

Persistent Data Disks Max

 
 

Standard_G1

 

2

 

28

 

412

 

4

 
 

Standard_G2

 

4

 

56

 

824

 

8

 
 

Standard_G3

 

8

 

112

 

1,649

 

16

 
 

Standard_G4

 

16

 

224

 

3,298

 

32

 
 

Standard_G5

 

32

 

448

 

6,596

 

64

 

These G series machines are available in the West US region and are not cheap, but then neither is a bitcoin!