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June 2020

25 Jun

Ephemeral OS disks for Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) now support additional VM sizes

IN PREVIEW

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).

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

May 2020

27 May

Azure Ultra Disk Storage is now available in more regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Ultra Disk Storage is now available in Central US, West US, South Central US, US Gov Virginia, France Central, and Japan East.

  • Managed Disks
  • Services
27 May

Azure server-side encryption with customer-managed keys now available for Azure Ultra Disks

NOW AVAILABLE

Server-side encryption (SSE) with customer-managed keys (CMK) is now available for Azure Ultra Disks in all regions that support Ultra Disks.

  • Managed Disks
  • Services
13 May

Virtual machine (VM)-level disk bursting

NOW AVAILABLE

Virtual machine (VM)-level disk bursting is a new feature that enables your workloads to handle unforeseen disk traffic spikes smoothly without the need to overprovision your virtual machine. The feature is now enabled on all of Azure Lsv2-series virtual machines.

  • Managed Disks
  • Services

April 2020

2 Apr

Direct Upload of Azure Managed Disks is generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Direct upload of Azure Managed Disks provides a simplified workflow for uploading an on-premises VHD directly into an empty managed disk or copy a managed disk to another Azure region for regional migration or expansion.

  • Managed Disks
  • Services
1 Apr

Azure Ultra Disks—Shared disk capability is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Shared disks now includes Ultra Disks (in preview).

  • Managed Disks
  • Services
1 Apr

Azure Managed Disks—Incremental snapshots are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Get a cost-effective, point-in-time backup of managed disks using incremental snapshots. Unlike current snapshots, which are billed for the full size, incremental snapshots are billed for the delta changes to disks since the last snapshot.

  • Managed Disks
  • Services
1 Apr

New Azure Disk sizes and bursting support are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Managed Disks are the new and recommended disk storage offering for use with Azure virtual machines for persistent storage of data. Use multiple Managed Disks with each virtual machine. Four types of managed disks are available—ultra disk, premium SSD-managed disks, standard SSD-managed disks, and standard HDD-managed disks.

  • Managed Disks
  • Services
1 Apr

Server-side encryption with customer-managed keys for Azure Managed Disks is generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Server-side encryption with customer-managed keys for Azure Managed Disks is now available. It improves on platform-managed keys by giving you control of the encryption keys to meet your compliance need. It improves on Azure Disk encryption by enabling you to use any OS types and images for your virtual machines by encrypting data in the Azure Storage service.

  • Managed Disks
  • Services

March 2020

18 Mar

Azure Shared Disks for clustered applications preview now available

IN PREVIEW

Azure Shared Disks is a shared block storage offering, enabling customers to run latency-sensitive workloads without compromising on well-known deployment patterns for fast failover and high availability.

  • Managed Disks
  • Services

September 2019

20 Sep

Azure Premium SSD managed disks meter ID changes

Starting November 1, 2019, the meter IDs for snapshots of Azure Premium SSD managed disks will change.

  • Managed Disks
  • Services

August 2019

23 Aug

Storage Ultra Disks meter name change

Effective October 1, 2019, the meter (also known as resource GUID) names for Ultra Disks in US East 2 regions will change.

  • Managed Disks
  • Services
15 Aug

Microsoft Azure Ultra Disks now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Microsoft Azure Ultra Disks is the new managed disks offering which is now generally available for running data intensive business critical workloads on cloud requiring high IO performance and low latency

  • Managed Disks
  • Services
  • Pricing & Offerings

May 2019

6 May

Announcing Ephemeral OS Disk in Public Preview

IN PREVIEW

We are happy to announce Ephemeral OS disk in Public Preview. Ephemeral OS disks work well for stateless workloads, where applications are tolerant of individual VM failures and are more concerned about the time it takes to deploy at scale or to reimage the individual VMs.

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

October 2018

17 Oct

Azure AD DS now supports Azure managed disks

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure AD DS managed domains gain greater availability and resilience with support for Azure managed disks.

  • Azure Active Directory Domain Services
  • Managed Disks
  • Security
  • Features

September 2018

25 Sep

Ultra SSD, a new Azure Managed Disks offering, now available in preview.

IN PREVIEW

Ultra SSD, a new Azure Managed Disks offering for your most demanding data-intensive workloads, is now available in preview.

  • Managed Disks
  • Services
24 Sep

Azure Standard SSDs now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

We're announcing the general availability of Standard SSD: a cost-effective Azure Managed Disks offering optimized for low IOPS workloads that need consistent performance.

  • Managed Disks
  • Services

June 2017

30 Jun

Apache Kafka on HDInsight with Azure Managed Disks

IN PREVIEW

We're pleased to announce Apache Kafka with Azure Managed Disks Preview on the HDInsight platform. Users will now be able to deploy Kafka clusters with managed disks straight from the Azure portal, with no signup necessary.

  • Managed Disks
  • Features

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