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April 2022

28 Apr

Generally available: Automated key rotation in Azure Key Vault

NOW AVAILABLE

Key Vault now enables you to automatically rotate keys for encryption of your data.

  • Key Vault
  • Storage Accounts
  • Managed Disks
  • Features
  • Security

March 2022

15 Mar

Public preview: Trusted launch support for Virtual Machines using Ephemeral OS disks

IN PREVIEW

Trusted launch virtual machine (VM) support for VMs using Ephemeral OS disks improves the security of generation 2 VMs in Azure.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Managed Disks
  • Features

December 2021

15 Dec

Automated key rotation in Azure Key Vault is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Automated key rotation in Key Vault allows security officers to improve data security.

  • Key Vault
  • Storage Accounts
  • Managed Disks
  • Features
  • Security
7 Dec

Public preview availability of Virtual Machine restore points

IN PREVIEW

Take multi-disk consistent point in time snapshots of all the disks attached to a VM for backup and disaster recovery purposes.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Managed Disks
  • Snapshot Execution
  • Features
  • Services

November 2021

2 Nov

General availability: Provisioned throughput increase for Azure Ultra Disk Storage

NOW AVAILABLE

The provisioned throughput for Azure Ultra Disk Storage has been increased to 4,000 MB/s per disk.

  • Managed Disks
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
2 Nov

General availability: Centralized management of keys for encrypting Azure disks

NOW AVAILABLE

Centralized management of keys for encrypting Azure disks is now generally available, allowing you to manage encryption keys centrally in a subscription and encrypt disks and snapshots in other subscriptions in your organization.

  • Managed Disks
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
2 Nov

New capabilities introduced for disk pool (public preview) for Azure VMware Solution

IN PREVIEW

Disk pool enables you to access Azure Disk Storage for high-performance, durable block storage for your Azure VMware Solution workloads. We are introducing new enhancements to disk pool to improve availability, cost-efficiency, and management.

  • Managed Disks
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
2 Nov

Public preview: Cross-region snapshot copy for Azure Disk Storage

IN PREVIEW

Cross-region snapshot copy is now in preview, allowing you to copy disk snapshots to any region for disaster recovery scenarios.

  • Managed Disks
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
2 Nov

Live resize of Azure Disk Storage in public preview

IN PREVIEW

With live resize of Azure Disk Storage in preview, you can dynamically increase your disk size without any downtime to your application.

  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Managed Disks
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
2 Nov

On-demand disk bursting for Azure Premium SSDs now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

On-demand disk bursting is now generally available for Premium SSDs, allowing you to scale performance to meet demand whenever needed and optimize costs.

  • Managed Disks
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite

October 2021

28 Oct

General availability: Ephemeral OS disks for Azure VMs support additional VM sizes

NOW AVAILABLE

You now can choose where to store Ephemeral OS disks, either in VM temp disk or on VM cache. This enables Ephemeral OS disks to be created on more VM sizes that have sufficient temp disks.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Managed Disks
  • Features

September 2021

9 Sep

Zone redundant storage (ZRS) for Azure Disk Storage now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Now generally available in West Europe, North Europe, West US 2, and France Central, Zone-redundant storage (ZRS) for Azure Disk Storage protects disks from zonal failures which may occur due to natural disasters or hardware issues.

  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Managed Disks
  • Features
1 Sep

General availability: Change performance tiers for Azure Premium SSDs with no downtime

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Premium SSDs now enables you to change performance tiers without any downtime to your applications.

  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Managed Disks
  • Features

July 2021

19 Jul

Shared disks on Azure Disk Storage are now generally available on all Premium SSD and Standard SSD sizes

NOW AVAILABLE

Shared disks can now be leveraged on smaller Premium SSDs from 4GiB to 128 GiB and all Standard SSDs from 4 GiB to 32 TiB. This expands shared disk support to Ultra Disk, Premium SSD, and Standard SSD enabling you to optimize for different price and performance options based on your workload needs.

  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Managed Disks
  • Features
13 Jul

Disk pool for Azure VMware Solution now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

With disk pool, Azure VMware Solution customers can now access Azure Disk Storage for high-performance, durable block storage. Customer can scale their storage independent of compute and handle their growing data needs more cost-effectively.

  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Managed Disks
  • Azure VMware Solution
  • Features
6 Jul

Virtual Machine (VM) level disk bursting is now generally available on more VM types

NOW AVAILABLE

Disk bursting at the virtual machine level is now available for the following virtual machines: Dsv4, Dasv4, Ddsv4, Esv4, Easv4, Edsv4, Fsv2 and B-series virtual machines. This enables your workloads to handle unforeseen disk traffic spikes smoothly without the need to overprovision your virtual machine.

  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Managed Disks
  • Features

June 2021

28 Jun

Expansion of the public preview of on-demand disk bursting for Premium SSD to more regions

IN PREVIEW

The preview of on-demand disk bursting for Premium SSDs P30 and greater (lager than 512 GiB) is now expanded to all production regions.

  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Managed Disks
  • Features
23 Jun

General availability: Expansion of credit-based disk bursting to Azure Standard SSDs E30 and smaller

NOW AVAILABLE

Credit-based disk bursting, which allows you to handle unexpected disk traffic and batch jobs smoothly without the need to overprovision your disk, is now available on Azure Standard SSDs E30 and smaller.

  • Managed Disks
  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Features

May 2021

12 May

Zone redundant storage (ZRS) option for Azure managed disks in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Now available in public preview in West Europe, North Europe, West US 2, and France Central, Zone Redundant Storage (ZRS) option for Azure managed disks protect disks from zonal failures which may occur due to natural disasters or hardware issues.

  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Managed Disks
  • Features
12 May

General availability: Announcing lower pricing for provisioned throughput on Azure Ultra Disks

NOW AVAILABLE

Provisioned throughput price on Azure Ultra Disks is reduced by 65% in all regions where Ultra Disks are available

  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Managed Disks
  • Services
  • Pricing & Offerings

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