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.