A Shared Cloud Vision
Cloud-to-edge solutions harnessing the power of Intel® technologies and Microsoft Azure.
Performance per Cost
Intel and Azure work together to deploy the latest technologies, toolkits, and optimizations to help ensure that cloud infrastructure runs with exceptional efficiency. Customers benefit from fast time to results and low costs to rent high-performance virtual machines.
Security for Multitenancy
Securing business data is a top priority for Azure, which delivers services to customers all over the world. Intel helps create environments safe from cyber threats with hardware-enabled features that provide a root of trust and support confidential computing.
Access the Latest Technologies
Businesses, regardless of size, can use tight operating budgets to access a wide variety of Azure virtual machines enabled by high-end SKUs. This means access to the latest Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor platforms and other Intel® technologies, without a huge capital investment.
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|Microsoft Ignite||October 12-14, 2022||
Microsoft Ignite 2022 will be held at the Seattle Convention Center. Explore the latest innovations, learn from product experts and partners, level up your skillset, and create connections from around the world.
|Microsoft Inspire||July 19-20, 2022||
Intel and Microsoft are working together to help partners create feature-rich, scalable, and easy-to-deploy solutions to bring forward cloud transformation.
|Microsoft Build||May 24-26, 2022||
Intel and Microsoft are working together to help make it easier for developers to create solutions from the Edge to the Cloud.
Optimized Workloads for All
Purpose-built architecture and software optimizations help you match Intel-enabled Azure VMs to your specific workload requirements.
SAP on Azure
High memory capacity and scalability on Intel-enabled SAP HANA instances help power up your data-driven decision-making.
Discover SAP HANA on Azure
Azure Confidential Computing
Intel® SGX helps secure data at rest, in transit, and in use while on Microsoft Azure DCsv2 virtual machines.
Explore Azure confidential computing
AI on Azure
Intel® CPUs, FPGAs, and software such as the Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit help optimize and simplify AI training.
Read about Azure machine learning
Performance for Every Workload
Ansys Mechanical on Azure Instances
3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors provide significant performance gains for Ansys Mechanical workloads.
Ansys LS-DYNA on Azure Instances
Customers running the LS-DYNA workload can realize significant performance gains by deploying Intel technology.
Enhance Databricks Workloads with Azure VMs
Reduce your database query time with Databricks Photon Engine featuring 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.
Faster and Cheaper Databricks Queries on Azure
These VMs Delivered Stronger Decision Support Performance than Storage-Optimized L8s_v2 VMs Featuring AMD EPYC™ processors.
Get Databricks Query Answers 31% Faster on Azure
With photon vectorized query engine, these VMs delivered stronger decision support workload performance than Easv4 VMs.
Reduce Databricks Query Time and Save on Azure
VMs with photo vectorized query engine enabled, delivered stronger decision support workload performance over older VMs.
Reduce Databrick Query Time on Azure up to 65%
Enable photon to get the best out of the latest Intel processors for data analytics and AI workloads.
Better Performance and Container Scaling on Splunk
Bare-metal clusters with 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors improve Splunk indexing, searching, and container scaling.
Harness Real-Time Insights from SAP HANA
Improve innovation from SAP HANA with Microsoft Azure VMs, Azure Large Instances, and Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.
Meet SAP HANA Security and Compliance Needs
Run mission-critical SAP HANA database workloads in the cloud with security, compliance, and business continuity.
Certified Cloud Infrastructure Tailored to SAP
Microsoft Azure VMs, Azure Large Instances, and Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors provide a cloud infrastructure for SAP.
Analyze More Data in Apache Spark Workloads
Speed machine learning workloads with Microsoft Azure Dds_v4 Series VMs featuring 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.
MySQL on Azure Optimized via Intel® Technology
MySQL is an open-source relational database engines for running internet-scale web and mobile applications. Airbnb, Uber and Netflix all use MySQL.
SQL Server OLTP on Azure Standard VMs vs. Premium
These Azure VMs achieved more new orders per minute than SQL managed instance VMs with older processors.
SQL Server OLTP on Azure Esv5 VMs vs. Esv4 VMs
VMs with 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors handled more new orders per minute than VMs with previous-gen processors.
MySQL on Azure 8vCPU Gen-Over-Gen
Azure Ddsv5 and Edsv5 VMs improved database performance over Ddsv4 and Edsv4 VMs with previous-generation processors.
SQL Server OLTP on Azure Dsv5 VMs vs. Dsv4
VMs Featuring 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors achieved more new orders per minute vs. VMs with previous-gen processors.
MySQL on Azure 16vCPU Gen-Over-Gen
Boost database performance with Azure Ddsv5 and Edsv5 VMs compared to medium-sized VMs with previous-generation processors.
Elasticsearch on Azure Ddsv5 vs. Previous Gen
Ddsv5 VMs speed up indexing over both Dsv3 and Ddsv4 VMs with previous-generation processors.
Boost MariaDB Performance by 1.40x with Azure
Handle more transactions per minute with new Edsv5 VMs featuring 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.
MySQL Performs on Microsoft Azure Edv4 VMs
Handle more MySQL transactions, gain performance per dollar with Azure Edv4 VMs on 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.
Speed Database Analysis on Microsoft Azure
Cut Microsoft SQL Server database analysis times with Microsoft Azure Dds_v4 VMs on 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.
Microsoft Azure Dv4 VMs Outperform Dv3 VMs
New Azure Dv4 VMs with 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors can do more MySQL work than older Azure Dv3 VMs.
Support More Customers on Microsoft Azure Edsv4 VM
Improve Database Performance on New Eds4 VMs Featuring 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.
Handle More MySQL Transactions on Microsoft Azure
Boost Database Performance with New Dds_v5 VMs Featuring 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.
Improve Microsoft SQL Service Times with Azure
Improve your Microsoft SQL Server query times with Microsoft Azure Eds_v4 Virtual Machines.
Scale to Meet Microsoft SQL Demands with Azure
Save weeks of analytics query time in Microsoft SQL Server with Microsoft Azure Eds_v4 virtual machines (VMs).
Microsoft SQL Server Overview and Benefits
The latest Azure E96ds instance enabled by 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors can improve data warehousing performance.
VDI Users Perform Office Tasks Faster with Azure
Enjoy Stronger Virtual Desktop Interface (VDI) Performance with Ddsv4 VMs Featuring 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.
Handle up to 1.53x WordPress Users on Azure
Enjoy Stronger Performance with New Azure Ddsv5 VMs Featuring 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.
50 Percent More Website Traffic and Services Azure
Scale to handle up to 1.51x more Wordpress website traffic with the new Azure® Dds_v4-series virtual machines (VMs).
Azure Ddsv4 VMs Achieve More on Java Workloads
Get a greater return on your Azure investment with Ddsv4 Virtual Machines Featuring 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.
Login VSI Testing on Azure Ddsv5 vs. Ddsv4 VMs
Perform Office Tasks 24% faster with 12% more users per VM on Azure Virtual Desktop by using the Azure Ddsv5 vs Ddsv4 VMs.
Login VSI Testing on Azure Ddsv5 vs. Dadsv5 VMs
Speed up developer tasks up to 7% quicker on Azure Virtual Desktop by using Azure Ddsv5 vs. Dadsv5 VMs.
Support 1.77x More Web Users on Kubernetes
Get more from your Azure VMs with Newer Es_v4 Series VMs Featuring 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.
Support 1.58x Web Users on Kubernetes with Azure
Get more from your Azure VMs with Newer Ds_v4 Series VMs Featuring 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.
Handle More Inference Work with Hugging Face
Enjoy Stronger Performance with New Ddsv5 VMs Featuring 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.
Make Inferences 8.40x Faster with Microsoft Azure
Improve ResNet50 inference performance with Azure Esv4 VMs featuring 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.
Get Real-Time Results 3.48x Faster with Azure
Improve wide & deep inference performance with Azure Esv4 VMs featuring 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.
Virtual Machines in Azure
Intel® technologies and products support a full breadth of Azure workloads.
|Target Workload||Azure Instance Type||Intel® Processor and Technology|
|General Purpose||Azure Dv5, Dsv5, Ddv4, Ddsv5-Series||3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8370C|
|Confidential Computing||Azure DCsv3-Series||3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8370C|
|High-Memory Applications||Azure Ev5, Esv5, Edv5, Edsv5- Series||3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8370C|
|Compute-Intensive, Gaming, AI||Azure Fsv2-Series||Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8168 Processor|
|HPC, Big Compute||Azure HC-Series||Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8168 Processor|
|SAP on Azure||Azure Mv2-Series||Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8180M Processor|
|Bare Metal for SAP on Azure||Azure HANA Large Instances S224*||
2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8276 Processor
Intel® Optane™ Persistent Memory
|AI Inferencing||Azure PB-Series||Intel® Arria® 10 FPGA|
Azure IoT on the Intelligent Edge
Generate more value and insights from your data at the edge. The joint Microsoft and Intel IoT portfolio includes industry-specific, market-ready solutions that help reduce complexity and help accelerate your edge deployments.
Discover joint IoT solutions from Intel and Microsoft ›
Download the market ready IoT solution booklet ›
Learn more about Intel AI on Azure ›
Empowering Hybrid Cloud
Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, Intel® FPGAs, Intel® Optane™ Solid State Drives, and Intel® Optane™ persistent memory provide an innovative portfolio of data center solutions to boost the Azure Stack family performance and capacity.
Azure Stack Edge
See what sets Azure apart and how Microsoft can facilitate cloud computing with an Intel® processor-based Azure-managed edge appliance.
Azure Stack HCI
Get the flexibility, high availability, and performance you need to consolidate virtual apps that must remain on-premises with the latest Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and Intel® Optane™ technology.
Learn more about Azure Stack HCI on Intel® technology ›
Dive deeper on the technical use cases for Azure Stack HCI ›
Explore hybrid cloud use cases for Azure Stack HCI ›
Download guide to datacenter modernization ›
Azure Stack Hub
Deliver a consistent cloud platform by extending Azure services into your data center to confidently run applications on-premises with performance, scalability, and availability.
Achieve More with Azure and Intel
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Azure Free Account
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Intel + Azure
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HPC on Azure
Accelerate time to results for your most compute-intensive problems.
Products and Technology
Intel offers a range of products and technologies that help optimize performance per cost and time to results.
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