Posts Categorized: Networking

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Azure Virtual Network Gateway Improvements

At TechEd Europe 2014, we announced several improvements to the Azure Virtual Network Gateway. In this post, we will provide an overview of each new capability, and also the instructions for using these features.

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Migrating Existing Services to Regional Scope

In May 2014 we announced the general availability of Regional Virtual Network. This enabled users to utilize their virtual network at regional scale and enjoy new features such as ‘Reserved IPs’, ‘Internal Load Balancing’ and ‘Instance level Public IPs’.

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Update on Azure Storage Service Interruption

Yesterday evening Pacific Standard Time, Azure storage services experienced a service interruption across the United States, Europe and parts of Asia, which impacted multiple cloud services in these regions. I want to first sincerely apologize for the disruption this has caused.

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Network Security Groups

Last week at TechEd Europe we announced the general availability of Network Security groups, a key addition to the Azure Networking stack.

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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.