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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).
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.
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.
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.
Shared disks now includes Ultra Disks (in preview).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Starting November 1, 2019, the meter IDs for snapshots of Azure Premium SSD managed disks will change.
Effective October 1, 2019, the meter (also known as resource GUID) names for Ultra Disks in US East 2 regions will change.
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
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.
Azure AD DS managed domains gain greater availability and resilience with support for Azure managed disks.
Ultra SSD, a new Azure Managed Disks offering for your most demanding data-intensive workloads, is now available in preview.
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.
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.
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