Monthly updates for November 2021
Prioritise sensitive data in cloud workloads using Azure Purview’s Integration with Microsoft Defender for Cloud.
Increase the availability at scale of business-critical applications with new Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets features. Simplify workload deployment, management, and scalability with Virtual Machine Scale Sets flexible orchestration mode, now generally available.
Limited preview: New Azure Virtual Machines deliver increased storage throughput for data-intensive workloads
Microsoft is announcing the upcoming preview of Ebs v5 and Ebds v5 Azure VMs, a new memory optimized VM series that delivers up to 300% increase in remote storage performance compared to prior generation VMs. The increased storage throughput is ideal for data-intensive workloads, such as large relational databases, high-performance OLTP scenarios, and data analytics applications.
General availability: New Azure Virtual Machines deliver increased performance for a broad range of workloads
The new Dv5 and Ev5 Azure Virtual Machines feature 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8370C (Ice Lake) processors and deliver better price-performance compared to prior VM generations. The latest Dasv5 and Easv5 VMs - based on the 3rd Generation AMD EPYCTM 7763v (Milan) processor - now include options without local disk storage for lower-cost entry points. All these new VMs are now generally available and target general-purpose and memory-intensive workloads.
Migrate on-premise apps that require custom configuration to App Service Environment v3.
Send web app and platform logs on App Service to Azure Monitor, enabling new observability scenarios.
Push refresh and feature management among new capabilities for Java Spring Boot applications.
This new capability removes need for workarounds and enables migration of legacy payloads to Azure
The provisioned throughput for Azure Ultra Disk Storage has been increased to 4,000 MB/s per disk.
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.
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.
Cross-region snapshot copy is now in preview, allowing you to copy disk snapshots to any region for disaster recovery scenarios.
With live resize of Azure Disk Storage in preview, you can dynamically increase your disk size without any downtime to your application.
Use the service mesh capabilities from Open Service Mesh (OSM) integrated natively with the AKS managed service offering.
Public preview enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL Managed Instance in mid-September 2021.
Easily integrate secrets stores into your Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) so you can securely access your secrets via the container’s file system.
Database templates in Azure Synapse enable you to integrate and shape data from across multiple internal and external sources. This helps you eliminate data silos and accelerate building analytics-infused applications for your specific industry.
Azure Purview will enable data owners to use a simple intuitive experience to centrally manage access to data in Azure Storage
Use Azure Service Operator to provision resources within Kubernetes and implement self-service resource provisioning for your application developers.
You can now synchronize container images from your cloud registry and serve them on-premises for use by IoT devices and use the connected registry in an disconnected setting up to 90 days.
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