Provision Premium SSD v2 Storage for Microsoft SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines in the Microsoft Azure portal

Guidance on choosing SQL Server storage options in Azure

We’re excited to announce the public preview of the Premium SSD v2 provisioning experience for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) deployed in the Azure portal. Premium SSD v2 storage improves performance, reliability, and scalability of your SQL Server workloads while offering robust resource capacity, as you can create a single disk with up to 64 TiBs, 80,000 input/output per second (IOPS), and 1,200 MB/s throughput.

When building Azure SQL VMs in the cloud, DBAs have several storage choices they can consider to give their applications the required performance