Posts Categorized: Networking

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Multiple VM NICs and Network Virtual Appliances in Azure

At TechEd Europe 2014, we announced support for multiple Network Interface (NICs) in Azure VMs, along with several important partnership in bringing Network Virtual Appliances to Azure, notably Citrix Netscaler and Riverbed appliances.

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Azure Load Balancer new distribution mode

We have introduced a new distribution mode called Source IP Affinity and is also known as session affinity or client IP affinity. Azure Load Balancer can be configured to use a 2 tuple (Source IP, Destination IP) or 3 tuple (Source IP, Destination IP, Protocol) to map traffic to the available servers.

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New: Azure Traffic Manager Nested Profiles

Azure customers can now create nested profiles for traffic management. This allows tremendous flexibility in creating powerful load-balancing and failover schemes to support the needs of larger, more complex deployments.

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Instance-Level Public IP Address

As a follow up to the GA announcement, I wanted to write a post about scenarios, usage and other frequently asked questions about Instance-Level Public IP Address.

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Azure Traffic Manager available within Azure in China

We are pleased to announce availability of Azure Traffic Manager within Azure in China. Use Azure Traffic Manager to achieve global scale, performance and resilience for your applications.

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SQL Server AlwaysOn and ILB

Internal load balancing (ILB) for Azure services was previewed in May 2014 and went into General Availability in July. Today, we are excited to bring both these technologies together; SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups can now be run with ILB. Availability Group is SQL Server’s flagship solution for high availability and disaster recovery.