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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.
Here are the latest new or enhanced capabilities for Azure Batch, available now.
Announcing availability of Data Box Disk in Japan and Korea
The Azure portal has been updated in the areas of IaaS, Azure Data Explorer, Security Center, Azure Site Recovery, RBAC, support and more.
The new B1ls Azure virtual machine, which has the smallest memory and lowest cost among Azure VM instances, is now available.
Azure File volume disk is currently in preview. Using Azure Files for remote state storage for containers. For more details see https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/service-fabric/service-fabric-containers-volume-logging-drivers
New Azure managed disks SKUs for Premium SSDs, Standard SSDs and Standard HDDs will reach up to 32TiB (32,767 GB). Performance will now reach up to 20,000 IOPS and 900 MBps on Premium SSD Disks
Azure Site Recovery supports disaster recovery of VMware virtual machines and physical machines by directly replicating to managed disks.
Effective 1st March 2019, the names for Storage Standard SSD Managed Disks in Germany will change.
Ev3 and ESv3 series VMs are available in Azure HDInsight.
In Azure Site Recovery, we have added several features for VM disaster recovery.
Azure Data Box Disk is now generally available in the US, EU, Canada and Australia.
Using Bosh as the deployment mechanism provides a way to define the deployment, monitor the cluster and auto-heal the infrastructure.
Azure Site Recovery now supports firewall-enabled storage accounts.
Two new H-series (HB and HC) Azure Virtual Machines for High-Performance Computing (HPC) workloads now in preview.
Azure Stack operators can now backup and recover guest OS, data disks and volumes using Azure Backup.
Azure Backup now offers an improved restore experience for Azure virtual machines by taking advantage of Resource Manager templates and managed disks.
Azure AD DS managed domains gain greater availability and resilience with support for Azure managed disks.
Target availability: Q4 2018
Azure Backup supports Standard SSD Managed Disks, a new type of durable storage for Azure virtual machines.
You can replicate virtual machines, enabled for encryption through the Azure Active Directory app, from one Azure region to another region.
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