Monthly updates for Virtual Machines: November 2019
The solution to backup SAP HANA DBs in Azure VMs using Azure Backup is now generally available in UK South region. The Azure Backup solution is also certified by SAP HANA and is the only native cloud backup solution to be certified as such.
Target retirement date: May 15, 2020
We recently announced Azure Dedicated Host Preview which allows you to run your organization’s Linux and Windows virtual machines (VMs) on single-tenant physical servers
NVv4-Series VMs are now available in preview in South Central US and West Europe regions
Azure HB & HC Virtual Machines expand to new regions
Azure Shared Image Gallery is now generally available in Azure Government and Azure China cloud regions.
Azure Shared Image Gallery now supports specialized images in preview. This feature enables you to create specialized image versions using multiple snapshots (OS disk and data disks).
Generation 2 VMs are now generally available in Azure. New available features include Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX), support for large VMs (up to 12 TBs), and the ability to provision OS Disks sizes that exceed 2 TBs.
New Azure Dav4-series and Eav4-series virtual machines (VMs) based on AMD EPYC™ are now available. They are ideal for general purpose and memory intensive workloads.