Today, we’re announcing the limited preview go-live of the DCsv3-series and DCdsv3-series Azure Virtual Machines, starting in the East US 2 region. These VMs dramatically improve the state-of-the-art for confidential workloads.
Based on Intel’s 3rd Gen Xeon Scalable Processor, we’ve increased encrypted memory by 1000x and increased CPU cores (up to 48 cores) for more performance.
Leveraging Intel® Software Guard Extensions (SGX), you can allocate private regions of memory, called enclaves, giving you more granular protection against processes or administrators with higher privilege levels. These new VMs enable you to protect the confidentiality and integrity your code and data while in use.