As Mark mentioned when he authored the Advancing Reliability blog series, building and operating a global cloud infrastructure at the scale of Azure is a complex task with hundreds of ever-evolving service components, spanning more than 160 datacenters and across more than 60 regions.
This post continues our reliability series kicked off by my July blog post highlighting several initiatives underway to keep improving platform availability, as part of our commitment to provide a trusted set of cloud services.
Codenamed Project Tardigrade, this effort draws its inspiration from the eight-legged microscopic creature, the tardigrade also known as the water bear. Virtually impossible to kill, tardigrades can be exposed to extreme conditions, but somehow still manage to wiggle their way to survival.
Innovation at scale is a common challenge facing large organizations. A key contributor to the challenge is the complexity in coordinating the sheer number of apps and environments.
This month is packed with updates on the Azure portal, including enhancements to the user experience, resource configuration, management tools and more.
Management groups now in general availability.
IP Filtering feature is now enabled for Azure Service Bus and Azure Event Hubs. This feature allows customers to control which IPs are accessing their resources.
Today we are excited to announce the public preview of soft delete for Azure Storage Blobs! The feature is available in all regions, both public and private.
Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of several features in Azure Stream Analytics. These features are designed to help address a variety of scenarios for both enterprise and non-enterprise customers alike.
We are delighted to announce the general availability of Resumable Online Index Rebuild (ROIR) for Azure SQL DB. With this feature, you can resume a paused index rebuild operation from where the rebuild operation was paused rather than having to restart the operation at the beginning.