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Your hybrid, multicloud, and edge strategy just got better with Azure

November 2, 2021

During Microsoft Ignite this week, we’ll highlight the latest features and innovations in hybrid, multicloud, and edge computing. From end-to-end data capabilities and cloud-native applications to cross-functional collaboration, Microsoft cloud technologies help our customers deliver solutions and services faster to meet their own customers’ rapidly changing needs.

Corporate Vice President, Azure Marketing
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Build real-time web apps with Azure Web PubSub—now generally available

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Real-time application scenarios such as live data updates, chat for streaming videos, interactive whiteboards for remote education, and IoT dashboards are helping businesses become more agile and more responsive to customers. Today, we’re announcing the general availability of Azure Web PubSub, a fully managed WebSocket-based service that enables you to focus on building real-time web and mobile experiences. WebSocket is a standardized protocol that provides full-duplex communication.

Principal Program Manager

Enhance third-party NVA availability with Azure Gateway Load Balancer—now in preview

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Today, we are announcing the preview of Gateway Load Balancer, a fully managed service enabling you to deploy, scale, and enhance the availability of third-party NVAs in Azure, that builds on that capability. You can add your favorite third-party appliance whether it is a firewall, inline DDoS appliance, deep packet inspection system, or even your own custom appliance into the network path transparently—all with a single click.

Senior PM, Azure Networking

Build real-time web apps with Azure Web PubSub—now generally available

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Real-time application scenarios such as live data updates, chat for streaming videos, interactive whiteboards for remote education, and IoT dashboards are helping businesses become more agile and more responsive to customers. Today, we’re announcing the general availability of Azure Web PubSub, a fully managed WebSocket-based service that enables you to focus on building real-time web and mobile experiences. WebSocket is a standardized protocol that provides full-duplex communication.

Principal Program Manager

Join Azure at the Design Automation Conference (DAC)

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

The Azure High-Performance Computing (HPC) solution enables experts in silicon design by providing them the infrastructure and tools for chip design, IP design, silicon manufacturing, and silicon supply chain. As our customers face additional unique threats and challenges made worse by the pandemic, the Azure cloud can solve many of these by providing a secure, scalable platform that was built for HPC.

Product Marketing Manager, Azure Marketing, HPC+AI

Microsoft expands its AI-supercomputer lineup with general availability of the latest 80GB NVIDIA A100 GPUs in Azure, claims 4 spots on TOP500 supercomputers list

Monday, November 15, 2021

Today, Microsoft announced the general availability of a brand-new virtual machine (VM) series in Azure, the NDm A100 v4 Series, featuring NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core 80GB GPUs. This expands Azure leadership-class AI supercomputing scalability in the public cloud, building on our June general availability of the original ND A100 v4 instances, and adding another public cloud first with the Azure ND A100 v4 VMs claiming four official places in the TOP500 supercomputing list.

Senior Program Manager, Azure HPC and AI

Enhance third-party NVA availability with Azure Gateway Load Balancer—now in preview

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Today, we are announcing the preview of Gateway Load Balancer, a fully managed service enabling you to deploy, scale, and enhance the availability of third-party NVAs in Azure, that builds on that capability. You can add your favorite third-party appliance whether it is a firewall, inline DDoS appliance, deep packet inspection system, or even your own custom appliance into the network path transparently—all with a single click.

Senior PM, Azure Networking

Azure high-performance computing at Supercomputing 2021

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Azure’s market-leading vision for HPC and AI is based on a commitment to continual improvement and backed by a core of genuine and recognized HPC expertise, using proven HPC technology and design principles, enhanced with the best features of the cloud. The result is a capability that delivers performance, scale, and value unlike any other cloud.

Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Azure Marketing

Protect workloads with inline DDoS protection from Gateway Load Balancer partners

Monday, November 8, 2021

DDoS attacks are rapidly evolving in complexity and frequency. Today, we are announcing the preview of inline DDoS protection which will be offered through partner network virtual appliances (NVAs) that are deployed with Gateway Load Balancer and integrated with Azure DDoS Protection Standard in all Azure regions.

Principal PM Manager, Azure Networking

Azure HBv3 virtual machines for HPC, now up to 80 percent faster with AMD Milan-X CPUs

Monday, November 8, 2021

We are announcing that a private preview is now live for Azure HBv3 virtual machines enhanced by AMD EPYC 3rd Gen processors with 3D v-cache, codenamed “Milan-X”. These processors significantly improve the performance, scaling efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of a variety of memory performance-bound workloads such as CFD, explicit finite element analysis, computational geoscience, weather simulation, and silicon design RTL workflows.

Principal Program Manager, Azure HPC

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