The Bpsv2-series virtual machines are based on the Arm architecture, featuring the Ampere® Altra® Arm-based processor operating at 3.0 GHz, delivering outstanding price-performance for general-purpose workloads, These virtual machines offer a range of VM sizes, from 0.5 GiB to up to 4 GiB of memory per vCPU, to meet the needs of applications that do not need the full performance of the CPU continuously, such as development and test servers, low traffic web servers, small databases, micro services, servers for proof-of-concepts, build servers, and code repositories. These workloads typically have burstable performance requirements. The Bpsv2-series VMs provides you with the ability to purchase a VM size with baseline performance that can build up credits when it is using less than its baseline performance. When the VM has accumulated credits, the VM can burst above the baseline using up to 100% of the vCPU when your application requires higher CPU performance.


Bpsv2 VMs offer up to 16 vCPU and 64 GiB of RAM and are optimized for scale-out and most enterprise workloads. Bpsv2-series virtual machines support Standard SSD, Standard HDD, Premium SSD disk types with no local-SSD support (i.e. no local or temp disk) and you can also attach Ultra Disk storage based on its regional availability. Disk storage is billed separately from virtual machines. See pricing for disks.

Premium Storage: Supported
Premium Storage caching: Supported
Live Migration: Supported
Memory Preserving Updates: Supported
VM Generation Support: Generation 2
Accelerated Networking1: Supported
Ephemeral OS Disks: Not Supported
Nested Virtualization: Not Supported

Size vCPU RAM Base CPU Performance / vCPU (%) Initial Credits (#) Credits banked/hour Max Banked Credits (#) Max uncached disk throughput: IOPS/MBps Max burst uncached disk throughput: IOPS/MBps Max Data Disks Max Network Bandwidth (Gbps) (up to) Max NICs
Standard_B2pts_v2 2 1 20% 60 24 576 3750/85 10,000/960 4 6.250 2
Standard_B2pls_v2 2 4 30% 60 36 864 3750/85 10,000/960 4 6.250 2
Standard_B2ps_v2 2 8 40% 60 48 1152 3750/85 10,000/960 4 6.250 2
Standard_B4pls_v2 4 8 30% 120 72 1728 6,400/145 20,000/960 8 6.250 2
Standard_B4ps_v2 4 16 40% 120 96 2304 6,400/145 20,000/960 8 6.250 2
Standard_B8pls_v2 8 16 30% 240 144 3456 12,800/290 20,000/960 16 6.250 2
Standard_B8ps_v2 8 32 40% 240 192 4608 12,800/290 20,000/960 16 6.250 2
Standard_B16pls_v2 16 32 30% 480 288 6912 25,600/600 40,000/960 32 6.250 4
Standard_B16ps_v2 16 64 40% 480 384 9216 25,600/600 40,000/960 32 6.250 4

* Accelerated networking is required and turned on by default on all Dpsv5 machines

Size table definitions

  • Storage capacity is shown in units of GiB or 1024^3 bytes. When you compare disks measured in GB (1000^3 bytes) to disks measured in GiB (1024^3) remember that capacity numbers given in GiB may appear smaller. For example, 1023 GiB = 1098.4 GB.

  • Disk throughput is measured in input/output operations per second (IOPS) and MBps where MBps = 10^6 bytes/sec.

  • Data disks can operate in cached or uncached modes. For cached data disk operation, the host cache mode is set to ReadOnly or ReadWrite. For uncached data disk operation, the host cache mode is set to None.

  • To learn how to get the best storage performance for your VMs, see Virtual machine and disk performance.

  • Expected network bandwidth is the maximum aggregated bandwidth allocated per VM type across all NICs, for all destinations. For more information, see Virtual machine network bandwidth.

    Upper limits aren't guaranteed. Limits offer guidance for selecting the right VM type for the intended application. Actual network performance will depend on several factors including network congestion, application loads, and network settings. For information on optimizing network throughput, see Optimize network throughput for Azure virtual machines. To achieve the expected network performance on Linux or Windows, you may need to select a specific version or optimize your VM. For more information, see Bandwidth/Throughput testing (NTTTCP).

Other sizes and information

More information on Disks Types: Disk Types