Microsoft just announced price reductions up to 17% on the latest version of the popular Azure D-series virtual machines. The Dv2 Virtual Machines are based on the newest generation Intel Xeon processors sport 35% faster CPUs than D “v1” virtual machines.
The below table shows the price reductions using Azure’s US East 2 region as an example. The Dv2 price reductions will take effect early February.
It is worthwhile to note that the:-
- Azure Dv2 instances have load balancing and auto-scaling built-in at no additional charge,
- and Azure virtual machine usage is billed on per-minute rate so you only pay for the compute that you use.