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Optimize your costs and enjoy faster backup and restore operations by selectively backing up a subset of the data disks in a VM.
Azure Shared Disks for SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance (SQL FCI) on Azure IaaS is now in general availability.
We are upgrading the virtualization technology through which customer VMs can access our high-bandwidth, low-latency InfiniBand network on our RDMA-enabled VM Sizes. By enabling SR-IOV (Single Root I/O Virtualization), customers will be able to use any MPI (Message Passing Interface) implementation or InfiniBand verb set, greatly increasing ability and options for leveraging Infiniband for their workloads
Azure ultra disks are now available in the US Gov Arizona region.
Azure Disk Storage now enables enhanced security options for export and import via integration with Azure Private Link.
Azure Disk Storage now enables you to set performance tiers (in limited preview) for a specific duration of time based on workload demand.
Shared disks are now available in Azure Disk Storage—the only shared block storage in the cloud that supports both Windows and Linux-based clustered or high-availability applications.
Azure Monitor for Containers now includes recommended alerts. Use this feature to enable alerts in one click on your Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) clusters. These preconfigured metrics alerts enable you to monitor your system resource when it's running on peak capacity or hitting failure rates. This feature is in currently preview.
Target availability: Q3 2020
Azure Data Box Disk is now available for preview in the China East, China East 2, China North, and China North 2 regions.
Preview support for Azure Shared Disks for SQL Server failover cluster instance on Azure IaaS is now available
Preview support is now available for Azure Shared Disks for SQL Server failover cluster instance (SQL FCI) on Azure IaaS with SQL Server 2019 on Windows Server 2019 and higher.
Virtual machine scale sets now provide the ability to automatically deploy new versions of custom images to scale set virtual machines.
You now have the ability to store ephemeral OS disks on the VM temp or resource disk in addition to the VM cache (in preview).
The new D v4-series and E v4-series Azure Virtual Machines feature the Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8272CL custom processor, which can achieve up to 3.4 Ghz all core turbo frequency. The D v4-series and E v4-series virtual machines (VMs) don’t provide any temporary storage. The D v4-series and Ds v4-series virtual machine sizes can meet the requirements associated with most general-purpose workloads. The E v4-series and Es v4-series VMs offer up to 504 GiB of RAM and are ideal for various memory-intensive enterprise applications.
The new Dd v4-series and Ed v4-series Azure Virtual Machines feature the Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8272CL custom processor. The Dd v4-series and Dds v4 virtual machine (VM) sizes are well suited for applications that benefit from low latency, high-speed local storage (up to 2,400 GiB.) The Edv4-series and Edsv4-series VM sizes are ideal for various memory-intensive enterprise applications and feature up to 504 GiB of RAM, in addition to high-performance local SSD storage (up to 2,400 GiB.)
New preview features now available in Azure Shared Image Gallery.
Target availability: Q2 2020
Ensure both lower latency and greater resiliency of your business-critical applications by using proximity placement groups and Azure Site Recovery in tandem.
Azure Ultra Disk Storage is now available in Central US, West US, South Central US, US Gov Virginia, France Central, and Japan East.
Server-side encryption (SSE) with customer-managed keys (CMK) is now available for Azure Ultra Disks in all regions that support Ultra Disks.
Three new security feature improvements are available for Azure HDinsight.
Azure Backup now supports Azure Virtual Machines with up to 32 attached disks.
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