Chip Shot: Custom Intel® Xeon® E5 v3 Server CPUs to Power New Microsoft Azure GS-series

Today, Microsoft* announced the Azure GS-series of virtual machine (VM) and premium storage types designed to run the most demanding storage and compute-intensive workloads in the cloud. Powered by a high performance, customized Intel® Xeon® E5 v3 processor, the GS-series are the largest virtual machines available in the public cloud with access to up to 32 cores and 64TB of storage per VM, performance of 80,000 IOPs and delivering 2,000 Mbps of storage throughput. The GS-series VM types are ideal for running enterprise workloads that demand large amounts of memory and CPU power such as large relational database servers, NoSQL databases, analytics and data warehouse applications. Check out the Intel and Microsoft blogs for more info.