Isolated Azure VMs | New Sizes

Microsoft has announced two new IaaS VM sizes called E64i_v3 and E64is_v3 earlier today. These VM SKUs have isolated hardware and can be dedicated to a single customer.Microsoft recommends these two SKUs for workloads that needs a  a high degree of isolation from other customers for compliance and regulatory requirements.
Performance & Pricing Matters

The performance and pricing of E64i_v3 and E64is_v3 are same as their predecessors cousins E64_v3 and E64s_v3. Also the two new SKUs are available in all regions supported by E64_v3 and E64s_v3 sizes. As you may have already guessed, the simple  letter ‘i’ in the VM size name denotes that they are isolated.

Here are some facts about the new sizes.

  • E64i_v3 and E64is_v3 are hardware bound sizes unlike   E64_v3 and E64s_v3.
  • E64i_v3 and E64is_v3 operate on Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2673 v4 2.3GHz hardware only and will be available until at least December 2021.
  • These sizes will have 12 months in advance after December 2021 to be decommissioned and after that MSFT will  offer updated isolated sizes with their next gen hardware.
  • On May 1st, 2018 these sizes will be made available as one-year Reserved VM Instances.
What are my other options?

Here is the full list of isolate VM sizes that is available in Azure Public cloud as of today.