We introduce AiDice, a novel anomaly detection algorithm developed jointly by Microsoft Research and Microsoft Azure that identifies anomalies in large-scale, multi-dimensional time series data. AiDice captures incidents quickly and provides engineers with important context that helps them diagnose issues more effectively, providing the best experience possible for end customers.
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When customers need to connect outbound to the internet from their Azure infrastructures, Network Address Translation (NAT) gateway is the best way. NAT gateway is a zonal resource that is configured to subnets from the same virtual network, which means that it can be deployed to individual zones to allow outbound connectivity.
Microsoft is announcing the general availability of the latest Azure Virtual Machines featuring the Ampere Altra Arm–based processor. The new virtual machines will be generally available on September 1 and customers can now launch them in 10 Azure regions and multiple availability zones around the world.
Real-world AI has revolutionized and changed how people live during the past decade, including media and entertainment, healthcare and life science, retail, automotive, finance service, manufacturing, and oil and gas. Speaking to a smart home device, browsing social media with recommended content, or taking a ride with a self-driving vehicle is no longer in the future.
For cloud workloads with consistent resource usage, you can buy reserved instances at a significant discount and reduce your workload costs by up to 72 percent compared to pay-as-you-go prices. Azure Reservations can be obtained by committing to one-year or three-year plans for virtual machines, Azure Blob storage or Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2, SQL Database compute capacity, Azure Cosmos DB throughput, and other Azure resources.
Microsoft Azure is committed to providing its customers with industry-leading real-world AI capabilities. In December 2021, Microsoft Azure debuted its leadership performance with the MLPerf training v1.1 results.
At Microsoft Ignite in November 2021, we announced the memory-optimized Ev5 Azure Virtual Machine (VM) series based on the 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Platinum 8370C processor. The Ev5 VMs are designed for memory-intensive business-critical applications, relational database servers, and in-memory data analytics workloads.
The demand for compute capacity to sustain business modernization and digital transformation initiatives continues to grow. Organizations are facing a complex set of challenges as they deploy a broad range of workloads globally, from the edge to the cloud.
Confidential computing technology encrypts data in memory and only processes it once the cloud environment is verified, helping protect data from cloud operators, malicious admins, and privileged software. Today, we are excited to announce the next chapter in a strategic partnership between NVIDIA and Microsoft that brings confidential computing to state-of-the-art NVIDIA GPUs.
Continuing with our promise to offer innovative solutions for our customers, we are very excited to announce that our latest NVads A10 v5 series is now available for preview. Azure was the first and the only public cloud provider to offer unprecedented GPU resourcing flexibility with GPU-partitioning and we are happy to now bring the same technology on NVIDIA A10 GPUs.