The company announced the release of its latest Azure Premium SSD v2 storage at the Ignite event, next Invitational preview release in May 2022 (Opens in a new tab).
The new range of high-capacity enterprise drives are designed to deliver the lowest latency for “performance-critical workloads,” while also allowing storage expansion up to 64TB (TiB).
Microsoft Azure Premium v2 improvements
Microsoft claims to have achieved “under milliseconds” latency with the new drives, delivering 80,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS) – a 60% improvement over Azure Premium V1.
Data transfers should also be extremely fast, with a guaranteed base transfer rate of 125 megabytes per second (MBPS) across all drives under the new specification, and a maximum throughput of 1,200 megabytes per second — a 33% overall improvement over the V1.
Increases in storage capacity may also be of interest to Azure Premium SSD v1 users who feel limited to a maximum of 32 TB available.
Microsoft claims that the overall performance increases in the new drive range will suit a number of workloads and productivity purposes, ranging from database software Such as SQL Server and Oracle Analytics, virtual machines (Virtual machines) and games.
The company is also looking to prosecute enterprise customers who may not immediately need the benefits of Azure Premium V2, promising that companies may provide storage capacity, IOPS, and productivity “based on their workload requirements.”
This new set of drivers could make it attractive even to small businesses that may continue to see steady growth, while helping large businesses at the same time. Reduce cloud costs during the recession.