create D0 and D0.5 optimised compute pricing steping stones
We have a lot of users signing up to our service daily and are struggling with processes that can time-out on the A0 or A1 cloud services on azure due to the CPU performance.
We only need 768mb of ram so going to an A1 actually is not that cost efficient for us, and certainty an A2 is definitely not effective - basically we need to scale out to many small, but fast instances.
The D1 series CPU's are 60% faster but also have SSD plus more disk and ram than we nee, and (I assume) aren't core shared. These extra resources make the pricing unaffordable in our scenario as are running multiple clusters spread over different data centers so we couldn't afford to scale out on Azure.
A D0 with half the CPU and RAM, and frankly even a D0.25 so to speak would be all we would need. Happy to pay for the faster processor, but really we don't need the extra memory or disk space. For that matter an additional series mirroring the A series but fast CPU's and A series resources would be absolutely perfect and more likely economically viable.
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