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Choice matters when it comes to cloud. Routing preference enables network service tiers for internet bound traffic, letting you to optimize for performance or cost.
Increase the availability at scale of business-critical applications with new Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets features. Simplify workload deployment, management, and scalability with Virtual Machine Scale Sets flexible orchestration mode, now in public preview.
Easily create or attach an existing Application Gateway instance to your Azure Kubernetes Service clusters.
Access AKS nodes directly via a public IP instead of a load balancer.
Azure Load Balancer support for adding and removing resources from a backend pool via IP address is now generally available. This enables IP addresses to be reserved as part of a backend pool before the associated resources are created.
Standard Load Balancer and IP addresses metadata now available through Azure Instance Metadata Service (IMDS)
Azure Instance Metadata Service (IMDS) is a mature REST API which offers metadata information regarding Networking, Storage, SKU and etc. We are now adding Load Balancer related information to the list of metadata IMDS covers.
Azure public IPs now support the ability to be upgraded from Basic to Standard SKU, enabling customers to retain the same IP address for services that require Standard IP frontends.
Free amounts of Archive Storage, Container Registry, Load Balancer, Service Bus, and VPN Gateway are now available for eligible Azure free account users, as well as and increased free amounts of Cosmos DB.
This initial release of solutions jointly developed between Microsoft and Oracle enables you to bring your WebLogic workloads to a managed Kubernetes service on Azure.
Standard Load Balancers and Standard Public IP addresses support cross resource group moves enabling easy management of resources at the resource group level.
Azure Monitor for Network provides the starting point for network monitoring without any user configuration and provides access to all available network monitoring capabilities.
Azure Load Balancer now supports load balancing across regions based on health and latency.
The zone related behavior in Standard Public IP address and Standard Load Balancer is being changed.
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) now supports bring-your-own identities for the control plane managed identity.
Azure Load Balancer customers now have instant access to a preconfigured solution for health monitoring and configuration analysis enabling rapid fault localization and informed design decisions.
Support for distributed network name (DNN) for SQL Server failover cluster instance (SQL FCI) on Azure IaaS with SQL Server 2019 CU2 and higher is now available.
Azure Load Balancer now supports adding and removing resources from a backend pool via an IPv4 or IPv6 addresses and virtual network ID. This will enable you to easily manage the containers, virtual machines, and virtual machine scale sets associated with their load balancer. It will also allow IP addresses to be reserved as part of a backend pool before the associated resources are created.
Azure Application Gateway ingress controller (AGIC), a managed, scalable, and highly available application delivery controller, is now available to use as the ingress (inbound) traffic load-balancer for Kubernetes pods within an AKS cluster.
Choose how your traffic routes between Azure and the internet using Azure routing preference, now available in preview. Choose either “routing via Microsoft Global Network” or “routing via ISP network (public internet)”. Egress data transfer pricing will vary based on the routing selection.
Virtual machine scale sets now provide the capability to automatically repair unhealthy instances based on application health status.
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