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Azure HB & HC Virtual Machines expand to new regions
The Azure Key Vault Virtual Machine extension makes it easier for apps running on virtual machines to use certificates from a key vault, by abstracting the common tasks as well as best practices.
Customer Lockbox provides customers the capability to control Azure support engineers' access to workloads that contain customer data This expanded support now provides customers control over access to their data for a larger set of Azure offerings.
Azure Disk Encryption enables you to encrypt your Azure Virtual Machine disks with your keys safeguarded in Azure Key Vault.
Azure Database for PostgreSQL Single Server reserved capacity is now available to reserve compute power for your existing and future PostgreSQL servers.
Azure Database for MariaDB reserved capacity is now available to reserve compute power for your existing and future MariaDB servers.
Azure Database for MySQL reserved capacity is now available to reserve compute power for your existing and future MySQL servers.
Azure Stream Analytics now supports high-performance, real-time scoring by taking advantage of custom pre-trained machine learning models that are managed by Azure Machine Learning service and hosted in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) or Azure Container Instances, using a workflow that doesn't require users to write any code.
Significant updates include the preview of hub-to-hub.
Azure Firewall Manager Preview is a security management service that provides central security policy and route management for cloud-based security perimeters. It works with Azure Virtual WAN Hub, a Microsoft-managed resource that lets you easily create hub and spoke architectures. When security and routing policies are associated with such a hub, it is referred to as a Secured Virtual Hub.
Applications that are installed in virtual machines could often have vulnerabilities that could lead to a breach of the virtual machine. We are announcing that the Security Center Standard tier includes built-in vulnerability assessment for virtual machines for no additional fee.
Azure Security Center’s support for threat protection and vulnerability assessment for SQL DBs running on IaaS virtual machines (VMs) is now in preview
For customers who have ASP.NET applications hosted on Azure Virtual Machines running IIS, we’re adding a new “codeless” onboarding method that uses an agent and doesn’t require access to the code.
Azure Virtual Network is now generally available worldwide. IPv6 support within the virtual network and to the internet enables you to expand into the growing mobile and IoT markets with Azure-based applications and to address IPv4 depletion in your own corporate networks.
Generation 2 VMs are now generally available in Azure. New available features include Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX), support for large VMs (up to 12 TBs), and the ability to provision OS Disks sizes that exceed 2 TBs.
Announcing the possibility to use hourly pay as you go prices right away for Azure Red Hat OpenShift without the need to pre-purchase reserved instances.
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) support for multiple node pools, now generally available, allows you to use different virtual machines sizes in each pool to run various workloads in a single AKS cluster.
New virtual machine scale sets features simplify the management of virtual machines while improving their runtime and performance capabilities.
At Ignite 2019, Microsoft announced the general availability (GA) of Azure Bastion, a fully managed platform as a service (PaaS) service that provides more secure and seamless RDP and SSH access to virtual machines directly through the Azure portal.
New Azure Dav4-series and Eav4-series virtual machines (VMs) based on AMD EPYC™ are now available. They are ideal for general purpose and memory intensive workloads.
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