Specifically, the cuts are up to 10 percent for Windows Server instances of D1 to D5 second-generation VMs and 14 percent for Linux D1 to D5 VM; and 13 percent for Windows Server instances of D11 to D14 VMs and 17 percent on the comparable Linux VMs.
Dv2 VMS have 35 percent faster CPUs than first-generation D machines, as they are based on the newest generation Intel Xeon (Haswell) processors, Microsoft officials said.
"It is worthwhile to note that the Azure Dv2 instances - unlike AWS EC2 instances - have load balancing and auto-scaling built-in at no additional charge. This means you get even more value from Azure. In addition to delivering great prices, we provide further discounting and more flexible purchasing programs to support your journey to the cloud."