Today, Microsoft announced the release of a new series of VM sizes for Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines called the G-series.This extraordinary performance will allow customers to deploy very large scale-up enterprise applications. G-series offers up to 32 vCPUs using the latest Intel® Xeon® processor E5 v3 family, 448GB of memory, and 6.59 TB of local Solid State Drive (SSD) space.
The new G-series on Azure offers unparalleled performance and scale: top-end CPUs coupled to the largest memory, fastest network fabric and the most local SSD capacity of any virtualized hardware in the public cloud.
a Linux VM will not properly format the temporary disk of the standard_G4 or standard_G5 VM sizes. This will only be seen on Linux VMs running with a Microsoft Azure Linux Agent that is from before December 2014.
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