Create an Azure Instance type with NVDIMM memories for high speed Storage Cache
An NVDIMM (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NVDIMM) is a type of memory used by Storage vendors as local cache, to accelerate High Performance Computing, Deep Learning, Deep Analytics, Simulations, and other storage-and-compute-intensive applications.
Currently no cloud vendor supports instances with NVDIMMs, and Azure could break new ground here. We already have GPU's, FPGA's and other specialized hardware on our instances.
NVDIMM would enable certain ISVs who cater for the HPC, Deep Learning, Simulation, and Deep Analytics crowd, and enable them to provide innovative solutions that today only exist in Private Cloud on on-premises applications.