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Ultra SSD, a new Azure Managed Disks offering for your most demanding data-intensive workloads, is now available in preview.
Azure Data Box Gateway is a virtual appliance that acts as a storage gateway and creates a link between your site and Azure Storage.
The Azure Data Box heavy edition is a secure, ruggedized appliance shipped to customers to facilitate petabyte-sized offline data transfers to Azure Storage.
Windows Virtual Desktop enables you to get the best virtual desktop with the full Windows 10 and an optimized Office 365 ProPlus experience. It enables you to stream the full desktop or apps to any device.
Learn about the latest regular update to Azure API Management.
Logic Apps is available in the Azure China cloud.
Azure SQL Database Managed Instance general purpose will become generally available on October 1, 2018. Managed Instance provides the best of SQL Server with the benefits of a fully-managed service, allowing you to migrate your on-premises workloads to the cloud with minimal changes. The general purpose performance tier provides balanced and scalable compute and storage options that fit most business workloads.
Azure Blob Storage introduces a new performance tier—Premium Blog Storage, complimenting the existing hot, cool, and archive tiers.
The Avere vFXT for Azure provides high-performance file access for high-performance computing (HPC) applications. It arms applications owners and computing directors tasked with managing critical high-performance computing workloads with scalability, flexibility, and easy access to cloud based and file-based storage locations.
Azure Premium Files provides fully managed file services, optimized to deliver consistent performance at 100 times improvement from the existing Azure Files. It's designed for IO intensive enterprise workloads that require high throughput and a single digit millisecond latency. With the introduction of Premium Files, Azure now offers you a choice for two types of shared files storage to fit your workload needs—premium and standard.
Azure Event Hubs is a big data streaming platform and event ingestion service, capable of receiving and processing millions of events per second, that can now run on Azure Stack.
Azure SQL Database Hyperscale is a new, highly scalable service tier that adapts on demand to your workload's needs, quickly auto-scaling up to 100 TB per database, eliminating the need to pre-provision storage resources, and significantly expanding the potential for app growth without being limited by storage size.
Additional recommendations are now available in Azure Advisor, your personalized guide to Azure best practices. Advisor is a free service that helps you optimize your Azure resources to reduce costs, boost performance, strengthen security, and improve reliability.
App Service now supports the ability for customers to bring additional storage accounts to their Linux web apps
The delta feature is now available in preview at no additional cost in the premium SKU of Azure Databricks. With delta, customers get better data reliability, improved performance for their jobs and queries, and opportunity to simplify their data pipelines. Delta is a transactional storage layer in Azure Databricks. With delta, we're enabling customers to simplify building high performance analytics solution at scale using Azure Databricks and get better reliability and higher performance on Spark jobs and queries.
With the Azure Cosmos DB Cassandra API, experience the power of the Azure Cosmos DB platform with the familiarity of your favorite Apache Cassandra SDKs and tools.
New Azure Managed Disks SKUs for premium SSDs, standard SSDs, and standard HDDs will reach up to 32 TiB (32,767 GB). Performance will now reach up to 20,000 IOPS and 750 MBps.
ExpressRoute Direct allows customers to use the functionality of ExpressRoute and connect directly to the global Microsoft backbone at 100 Gbps. This enables customers who have scenarios like massive data ingestion to storage, physical isolation, dedicated capacity, and burst capacity to take advantage of Microsoft’s global backbone to access Azure regions at tremendous scale. This is backed with the enterprise-grade 99.95 percent SLA for port pair availability.
Using Azure CDN’s multi-CDN platform you can use CDN services from Verizon, Akamai and now Microsoft all in one place through familiar Azure Portal, ARM, CLI and command line experiences. Deep integration with Azure services quickly lets you spin up CDN with your web app, storage or any service you choose.
Effective November 1, 2018, GUIDs and resource names for the Storage meters for SQL Data Warehouse customers will change.