Since the beginning of the year, we’ve deployed multiple new services in Canada. Please find below a brief summary of recently deployed services.

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HDInsight is the only fully-managed cloud Hadoop offering that provides optimized open source analytic clusters for Spark, Hive, MapReduce, HBase, Storm, Kafka, and R Server backed by a 99.9% SLA. Each of these big data technologies and ISV applications are easily deployable as managed clusters with enterprise-level security and monitoring.

Learn more about HDInsight.

Azure Functions is an event-based serverless compute experience to accelerate your development. It can scale based on demand and you pay only for the resources you consume. Azure Function’s numerous triggers and bindings, such as http, storage, queues, and events streams, allow you to quickly build solutions with less code.

Learn more about Azure Functions.

Managed Disks makes managing your VM disks much simpler. With Managed Disks, customers only need to specify the desired disk type (Standard or Premium disk) and the disk size, and Azure will create and manage the disk for them. In addition, Managed Disks comes with enhanced VM scale sets (VMSS) capabilities such as being able to define scale sets with attached data drives, and create a scale set with up to 1,000 VMs from an Azure platform/marketplace images.

Learn more about Managed Disks in our General Availability Announcement.

Azure Site Recovery contributes to your BCDR strategy by orchestrating replication of on-premises virtual machines and physical servers. You replicate servers and VMs from your primary on-premises datacenter to the cloud, Azure, or to a secondary datacenter.

Learn more about Azure Site Recovery.

Azure Backup previously required service registration in PowerShell for the past few months. This is no longer required and you can use Backup directly in the Azure Portal.  All subscriptions that were registered previously will continue to work without any intervention. In addition, Hybrid Backup is now deployed (on-prem to Azure backup) and is also available in the Azure Portal. Azure Backup can be used to back up, protect, and restore your data in the Microsoft cloud. Azure Backup replaces your existing on-premises or off-site backup solution with a cloud-based solution that is reliable, secure, and cost-competitive.

Learn more about Azure Backup.

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