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Azure Updates: VMs; Databases; Maps Creator; Lighthouse

by Eamon McCarthy Earls
Assistant Editor,

Many small updates and improvements dominated the world of Microsoft Azure over the past week, touching on VMs, databases, Lighthouse, Maps and CNI.

Microsoft is issuing new Dd v4-series and Ed v4-series VMs providing up to 64 vCPUs based on Intel Xeon Platinum 8272CL processors, which run at a base speed of 2.5 Ghz. The offering encompasses large local SSD storage of up to 2.4 GB.

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About Eamon McCarthy Earls

As the assistant editor at, Eamon helps to oversee editorial content on the site and supports site management and strategy. He can be reached at

Before joining, Eamon was editor for at TechTarget, where he covered networking technology, IoT, and cybersecurity. He is also the author of multiple books and previously contributed to publications such as the Boston Globe, Milford Daily News, and DefenceWeb.