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August 2020

Aug 10

New GPU NCas T4 v3 VMs are in public preview

IN PREVIEW

NCas T4 v3 Series VMs are now available for preview in US West 2.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Services

July 2020

Jul 24

SR-IOV availability on InfiniBand-equipped Virtual Machines

NOW AVAILABLE

We are upgrading the virtualization technology through which customer VMs can access our high-bandwidth, low-latency InfiniBand network on our RDMA-enabled VM Sizes. By enabling SR-IOV (Single Root I/O Virtualization), customers will be able to use any MPI (Message Passing Interface) implementation or InfiniBand verb set, greatly increasing ability and options for leveraging Infiniband for their workloads

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
Jul 24

SR-IOV availability schedule on GPU and HPC Virtual Machines SKU

NOW AVAILABLE

View the full schedule, by region, for updates coming to NCv3 Virtual machines.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
Jul 9

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now supports confidential workloads through DCSv2 SKUs (private preview)

IN PREVIEW

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now supports confidential workloads through integration with DCSv2 SKU node pools powered by Intel SGX.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
  • Security

June 2020

Jun 25

Ephemeral OS disks for Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) now support additional VM sizes

IN PREVIEW

You now have the ability to store ephemeral OS disks on the VM temp or resource disk in addition to the VM cache (in preview).

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Managed Disks
  • Features
Jun 22

Announcing extended term reservation for the Azure HBv2 Virtual Machine

NOW AVAILABLE

High-performance computing (HPC) organizations typically calculate cost projections five-to-six years for the typical lifespan of an on-premises HPC cluster.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Pricing & Offerings
Jun 16

Azure Monitor for Virtual Machines is now in preview in US Gov Arizona

IN PREVIEW

Azure Monitor for Virtual Machines is now available in preview in US Gov Arizona. It's also available in an additional eighteen public regions around the world.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Service Fabric
  • Cloud Services
  • Regions & Datacenters
Jun 15

HBv2-Series VMs now available in Japan East

NOW AVAILABLE

HBv2-series VMs for HPC now available in the Japan East region.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Services
Jun 15

New Azure Virtual Machines for general purpose and memory intensive workloads now in preview

IN PREVIEW

The new D v4-series and E v4-series Azure Virtual Machines feature the Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8272CL custom processor, which can achieve up to 3.4 Ghz all core turbo frequency. The D v4-series and E v4-series virtual machines (VMs) don’t provide any temporary storage. The D v4-series and Ds v4-series virtual machine sizes can meet the requirements associated with most general-purpose workloads. The E v4-series and Es v4-series VMs offer up to 504 GiB of RAM and are ideal for various memory-intensive enterprise applications.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
Jun 3

HBv2-Series VMs now available in West US 2

NOW AVAILABLE

HBv2-series VMs for HPC now available in the West US 2 region.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Services
Jun 2

New Azure Virtual Machines with high-performance local SSD are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

The new Dd v4-series and Ed v4-series Azure Virtual Machines feature the Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8272CL custom processor. The Dd v4-series and Dds v4 virtual machine (VM) sizes are well suited for applications that benefit from low latency, high-speed local storage (up to 2,400 GiB.) The Edv4-series and Edsv4-series VM sizes are ideal for various memory-intensive enterprise applications and feature up to 504 GiB of RAM, in addition to high-performance local SSD storage (up to 2,400 GiB.)

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
Jun 2

Azure Dedicated Hosts now support additional Azure Virtual Machines

NOW AVAILABLE

Deploy M-series, NV v3-series and NV v4-series Azure Virtual Machines on Azure Dedicated Hosts. This will expand the range of workloads you can run on Dedicated Hosts to include memory-intensive and graphics-intensive applications.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
Jun 2

Azure Shared Image Gallery—New features are now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

New preview features now available in Azure Shared Image Gallery.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Management
  • Microsoft Build
Jun 2

Azure Shared Image Gallery features are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

New features in Azure Shared Image Gallery are now generally available.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Management
  • Microsoft Build

May 2020

May 26

Azure Monitor for VMs is now in preview in US Gov Virginia

IN PREVIEW

Azure Monitor for Virtual Machines is now available in US Gov Virginia. It's also available in an additional eighteen public regions around the world.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Service Fabric
  • Cloud Services
  • Regions & Datacenters

April 2020

Apr 28

Maintenance control for platform updates now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

The maintenance control feature of Azure Virtual Machines platform updates is now generally available for Azure Dedicated Hosts and isolated VMs. Use this feature to control all host updates, including rebootless updates, within a 35-day window.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Services
Apr 2

Azure Spot Virtual Machines are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Buy unused compute capacity at deep discounts and run interruptible workloads at scale with Azure Spot Virtual Machines.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services

March 2020

Mar 26

Azure Dedicated Hosts now provide support for Azure reservations

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Dedicated Hosts now offer Azure reservations and support for Lsv2, Msv2, Dasv4, and Easv4 Azure Virtual Machines in addition to providing new hardware options. Run a broader range of general purpose, memory-intensive or storage-intensive workloads on physical servers dedicated to your organization.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Services
Mar 18

HBv2-Series VMs are Generally Available in West Europe

NOW AVAILABLE

HBv2-series VMs for HPC now available in the Azure West Europe region

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Services
Mar 5

NDv2-Series VMs are now Generally Available

NOW AVAILABLE

NDv2 GPU VMs for high-end deep learning training and HPC workloads are going GA in East US, South Central US, and West Europe.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Services

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