Elastic and Microsoft Azure: Optimize performance and cost with new virtual machine types on Elastic Cloud

Many organizations are looking for ways to improve price-performance across their use cases. That is why we are excited to announce expanded support for Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine (VM) types on Elastic Cloud. You can now select new hardware profiles backed by Edsv4, Ddv4 and Fsv2 VM series for deployments in Azure. These additional combinations of compute, memory, and disk configurations allow you to utilize hardware that best fits your custom use cases — to optimize performance and cost.

Let’s go over how you can get started with these new VMs by logging into Elastic Cloud and creating a new deployment or migrating an existing deployment to the new hardware profiles.

Create a new deployment

Elastic Cloud offers a number of hardware profiles optimized for different use cases. Based on your use case need, you can either select the default hardware profile or choose one of the three custom configurations.

Migrate an existing deployment

You can also migrate your existing deployments to use the new VM types and the new hardware profiles.

To migrate an existing deployment, you must first snapshot your existing deployment. After you log in to Elastic Cloud, you can follow these steps:

  1. Click “Create Deployment”
  2. Select “Edit settings” if you want to modify the region, hardware profile or stack version
  3. Choose your preferred hardware profile
  4. Create deployment and restore your snapshot

For more information, refer to the migration documentation.

Get Started

Log in to the Elastic Cloud console and create a deployment using the new VM types, or sign up for a free 14-day trial and try them out. Review our reference guide to learn more.

The release and timing of any features or functionality described in this post remain at Elastic's sole discretion. Any features or functionality not currently available may not be delivered on time or at all.