Today we’re announcing new, transformative advances we’re making to combine the power of Azure, 5G, carriers, and operators around the world to enable new scenarios for our developers, customers, and partners, with the preview of Azure Edge Zones.
At the recent Microsoft Ignite 2019 conference, we introduced two new and related perspectives on the future and roadmap of edge computing.
Enterprises are embracing the cloud to run their mission-critical workloads. The number of connected devices on and off-premises, and the data they generate continue to increase requiring new enterprise network edge architectures. We call this the intelligent edge – compute closer to the data sources and users to reduce latency.
Through the rapidly growing adoption of Azure, customers need to access the data and services privately and securely from their networks grow exponentially. To help with this, we’re announcing the preview of Azure Private Link.
Staying connected to access and ingest data in today's highly distributed application environments is paramount for any operation.
Providing users fast and reliable access to their cloud services, apps and content is pivotal to a business’ success.
The latency when accessing cloud-based services can be the inhibitor to cloud adoption or migration.
We are always looking for ways to improve the customer experience and allow our partners to complement our offerings. In support of these efforts we are sharing the Azure Networking Managed Service Provider (MSP) program along with partners that deliver value added managed cloud network services to help enterprise customers connect, operationalize, and scale their mission critical applications running in Azure.
For many customers around the world, securely connecting from the outside to workloads and virtual machines on private networks can be challenging. Exposing virtual machines to the public Internet to enable connectivity through Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) and Secure Shell (SSH), increases the perimeter, rendering your critical networks and attached virtual machines more open and harder to manage.
Today I’m excited to announce the availability of innovative and industry leading Azure services that will help the attendees of NAB realize their future vision to deliver for their audiences - Azure Front Door Service (AFD), ExpressRoute Direct and Global Reach, as well as some cool new additions to both AFD and our Content Delivery Network (CDN).
Over the past few years, SONiC (Software for Open Networking in the Cloud), our open switch OS, has been in the fast lane. A diverse group of community partners have actively engaged with us to contribute and support the evolvement of the software.