If you follow the announcements during the Microsoft Build 2017 conference on the beginning of the month, one of the announcements was the increase of the size of the disks in Azure. Azure had a hard limit of a 1TB size disks. But those days are almost over. Oh Yeah Baby!
During one session at the Build 2017 about Big data workloads with Azure Blob Storage, they announce the increase of those disk limits. Today, Microsoft announce the preview of those disks.
So, what is that means? Beside the increase of the size, they are increasing the performance of the disks as well. Be able to have more space and IOPS is always nice.
New Disk Sizes Details
This table provides more details on the exact capabilities of the new disk sizes in Azure:
|Disk Type||P40 (Premium)||P50 (Premium)||S40 (Standard)||S50 (Standard)|
|Disk Size||2048 GB||4095 GB||2048 GB||4095 GB|
|Disk IOPS||7,500 IOPS||7,500 IOPS||Up to 500 IOPS||Up to 500 IOPS|
|Disk Bandwidth||250 MBps||250 MBps||Up to 60 MBps||Up to 60 MBps|