Azure Virtual Machines with Arm-based Ampere Altra Processor

Up to 50% Better Price/Performance than Comparable x86-based Virtual Machines for Scale-Out Workloads

Azure Arm-based VMs are engineered to efficiently run scale-out workloads, web servers, application servers, open-source databases, cloud-native as well as rich .NET applications, Java applications, gaming servers, media servers, and more.

Read Blog

Arm Welcomes Microsoft Cloud Customers 

Arm Native .NET Support

Available with .NET 5 and .NET 6. With C# 10 and F# 6, .NET 6 delivers language improvements that simplify your code.

Microsoft Visual Studio

Microsoft Visual C++ tools not only allow you to just run your apps, but also to build natively for Arm, on Arm.

Microsoft OpenJDK

With Microsoft's contributions to OpenJDK, Java applications run on a wide range of Arm systems with no additional changes.

Managed Kubernetes

Customers can deploy and manage containerized applications with the Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) running on Ampere Altra Arm-based processors.

Broad OS Support

Azure Arm-based VMs support Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Canonical Ubuntu Linux, CentOS, Debian, AlmaLinux, Flatcar, and Windows 11 Professional and Enterprise Edition on Arm.

Azure Arm-Based General-Purpose and Memory-Optimized VMs

Dpsv5 VM-series: engineered to run several Linux enterprise workloads, such as web servers, application servers, open-source databases, .NET applications, Java applications, gaming servers, media servers, and more.

Dpldsv5 VM-series: offer a combination of vCPUs, memory, and local storage for cost-effectively running workloads that do not require larger amounts of RAM per vCPU.

Epsv5 VM-series: can meet the requirements associated with memory-intensive Linux-based workloads, including open-source databases, in-memory caching applications, gaming, and data-analytics engines.

Series vCPUs Memory (GiBs) Local Disk(GiBs) Max Data Disks Max NICs
Dpsv5-series 2 – 64 8 – 208 n/a 4 – 32 2 – 8
Dpdsv5-series 2 – 64 8 – 208 75 – 2,400 4 – 32 2 – 8
Dplsv5-series 2 – 64 8 – 128 n/a 4 – 32 2 – 8
Dpldsv5-series 2 – 64 8 – 128 75 – 2,400 4 – 32 2 – 8
Epsv5-series 2 – 32 16 – 208 n/a 4 – 32 2 – 8
Epdsv5-series 2 – 32 16 – 208 75 – 2,400 4 – 32 2 – 8

Azure Arm-based VMs are 20% less expensive than comparable x86-based VMs

Arm and Microsoft: Expanding the Partnership

Experience the power of Microsoft developer platform and tools on Arm.

Sign Up for Preview

Arm Technology and Tools for Cloud Computing

Neoverse N1

A high-performance platform optimized for cloud-native server workloads operating at top compute efficiency with processing at the edge for increased scalability.

CoreLink CMN-600


Reduce SoC integration time with a coherent mesh network optimized for a wide range of applications, including networking infrastructure, storage, server, HPC, automotive, and industrial solutions.

Works on Arm

The Works on Arm initiative offers free-of-cost access to platforms and instances across the ecosystem and is a valuable resource for developers innovating on Arm.

Learn More