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You can now access the price history of Spot Virtual Machines and the eviction rate for the past 28 trailing days in the Azure portal.
Orchestrate your container applications with hardware based isolation and data-in-use protection through Intel SGX enclaves. Supporting both enclave aware containers and confidential containers (unmodified container apps)
Azure Availability Zones are now generally available in Australia East and Canada Central.
Increase control over maintenance operations and ensure higher availability for your business-critical applications with two new features now in preview. You can now schedule host maintenance operations in addition to the already available manual updates. Additionally, we are adding the ability for you to control when guest OS image updates on Virtual Machine Scale Sets are rolled out.
Using the Selective disks backup feature, you get an option to backup subset of the data disks in an Azure Virtual Machine.
Azure Backup now supports Azure Virtual Machines with up to 32 attached managed disks.
Azure can now select the dedicated host to which your VM is deployed. Additionally, Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets can be deployed in conjunction with Dedicated Hosts.
Confidential computing DCsv2-series virtual machines (VMs) are now available in East US, Canada Central, Canada East, Southeast Asia, UK South, West Europe, and West US 2.
Automatic VM guest patching provides safe and automatic patching for virtual machines to simplify update management and maintain security compliance.
The new D v4 and E v4 series Azure Virtual Machines feature the Intel Xeon Platinum 8272CL custom processor, can achieve up to 3.4Ghz all core turbo frequency, and offer up to 504 GiB of RAM.
You can now run Dsv4, Ddsv4, Esv4, and Edsv4 Azure VMs on Dedicated Hosts. The new Dedicated Hosts SKUs are based on the Intel Xeon Platinum 8272CL (Cascade Lake) processor, which offers improved performance compared to the previous generation.
Confidential computing DCsv2-series virtual machines (VMs) are now available in East US, Canada Central, Canada East, UK South, West Europe, and West US 2.
NCas T4 v3 Series VMs are now available for preview in US West 2.
We will be enabling support for all MPI implementations and RDMA verbs for InfiniBand-equipped virtual machines. This greatly increases ability and options for leveraging InfiniBand for your workloads.
As part of Azure’s ongoing commitment to providing industry-leading performance, we are enabling support for all MPI types and versions, and RDMA verbs for InfiniBand-equipped virtual machines on the following schedule.
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now supports confidential workloads through DCSv2 SKUs (private preview)
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now supports confidential workloads through integration with DCSv2 SKU node pools powered by Intel SGX.
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).
High-performance computing (HPC) organizations typically calculate cost projections five-to-six years for the typical lifespan of an on-premises HPC cluster.
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.
HBv2-series VMs for HPC now available in the Japan East region.
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