Chip Shot: Custom Intel® Xeon® Server CPUs Power New Microsoft* Azure DV2-series Virtual Machines

Today at AzureCon, Microsoft* announced availability of DV2, the next-generation of D-series virtual machines sizes. DV2 instances are powered by customized 2.4 GHz Intel® Xeon® E5 v3 processors, and with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 they can go to 3.2 GHz, making DV2 up to 35 percent faster than the current D-series instances. DV2 and D-series instances are ideal for enterprise-grade applications that demand faster CPUs, better local disk performance or higher memories. DV2 sizes are available for both Virtual Machines and Cloud Services. Check out the Microsoft blog for more information.