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New Azure Batch capabilities available in preview

Published date: October 30, 2020

Use Azure Batch to run large-scale parallel and high-performance computing (HPC) batch jobs in Azure.

The following new Batch features are now available in preview and are ready to try out ahead of general availability.

Pool node disks can be encrypted

Pool node OS and temporary disks can be encrypted. Disk encryption configuration can be specified when creating a pool and uses a platform-managed key.

Pool support for private IP addresses

Pools no longer must have public IP addresses associated with them. A pool that is associated with a VNET can be configured to have private IP addresses so that it can only be accessed by clients within that VNET.

Use customer-managed keys to encrypt your Batch data

To date, Batch account data such as certificates, task command lines, and task environment variables have been encrpyted with a platform-managed encryption key when stored. It is now possible to use a customer-managed key to encrypt this data.

For information about all Batch service updates see REST API versioning documentation.

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