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    May 2019

    May 6

    Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) virtual node is now available

    AKS virtual node, now available to the public, allows you to elastically provision additional pods inside Container Instances that start in seconds.

    April 2019

    Apr 11

    Price reductions for Azure Container Instances are now available

    Azure Container Instances overall price reductions of anywhere between 35% and 50% depending on region and usage pattern.

    January 2019

    Jan 18

    Azure Container Instances Memory Duration and vCPU Duration GUID migration

    Effective March 1, 2019, the resource GUIDs for Azure Container Instances Memory Duration and vCPU Duration will change.

    Jan 15

    Azure portal January 2019 update

    Learn about updates made to the Azure portal for January 2019.

    December 2018

    Dec 4

    Azure Container Instances (ACI) GPU support public preview

    ACI now allows developers to choose GPU enabled containers. GPUs are ideal for compute and graphics-intensive workloads. This enables developers to run intensive jobs required for machine learning.

    November 2018

    Nov 6

    Azure Container Instances now available in Canada Central

    Azure Container Instances supports Linux and Windows container groups in Canada Central.

    October 2018

    Oct 31

    Azure Container Instances custom Virtual Network support is in preview

    With Virtual Network support, Azure Container Instances now supports deploying containers to new or existing Azure virtual networks. Azure Container Instances containers can have secure communication with other resources, such as Azure Kubernetes Service clusters, residing in the same virtual network.

    Oct 23

    Public preview: Azure Container Instances support of managed identities

    Azure Container Instances announces the public preview of managed identity support in all Container Instances regions.

    Oct 11

    Azure Container Instances now available in Central India and South Central US

    Target availability: Q4 2018

    Azure Container Instances supports Linux and Windows containers in two new regions: Central India (Pune) and South Central US (Texas).

    September 2018

    Sep 25

    Linux preview support of custom virtual networks on Azure Container Instances

    You can now provision Linux containers into new or existing virtual networks with Azure Container Instances. This support is in preview for Linux in two regions: West US and West Europe.

    July 2018

    Jul 18

    Azure Container Instances now available in Australia East, East US 2, and Central US

    Azure Container Instances is available in three new regions. This change is in addition to new Azure CLI updates and moving to GA pricing.

    June 2018

    Jun 11

    Azure Container Instances: June updates

    Azure Container Instances enables multiple features in the newest API release, such as YAML support for deployment/export via AZ CLI 2.0, Log Analytics integration, secure environment variables, and liveness probes.

    May 2018

    May 21

    Azure Container Instances on Windows and Linux

    Azure Container Instances offers an on-demand compute service delivering rapid deployment of containers with no virtual machine management and elastic cloud scale.

    May 7

    GUID migration: Container Instances

    Container Instances is now available in the West US, West US 2, East US, West Europe, North Europe, and Southeast Asia regions. Starting July 1, 2018, the global GUIDs will be split out into regional GUIDs.

    April 2018

    Apr 25

    General availability: Azure Container Instances

    Azure Container Instances is generally available, with a decreased price, an improved Azure portal experience, new features, and expanded regions.

    February 2018

    Feb 20

    Azure Container Instances: February updates

    Recent updates for Azure Container Instances include DNS name label support, streaming logs, and setting restart policies.