More new features in Azure Government

Today the Microsoft Azure engineering team has released several new features into the Azure US Government regions:

Azure Batch
Azure Batch is our job scheduling and compute pool management service that helps developers easily scale their compute-intensive workloads to tens, hundreds, or thousands of virtual machines without having to manage the infrastructure. As a managed service, Azure Batch handles the heavy lifting of provisioning, monitoring and scaling virtual machines.  Additional information on Azure Batch can be found here.

Redis Cache
Azure Redis Cache is a distributed, in-memory, managed cache that helps you build highly scalable and responsive applications, by providing you with fast access to your data. It’s based on the popular open-source Redis Cache, and it gives you access to a secured, dedicated Redis cache that’s managed by Microsoft.   Additional information on Redis Cache can be found here.

Service Fabric
Service Fabric is a mature, feature-rich microservices application platform with built-in support for lifecycle management, stateless and stateful services, performance at scale, 24×7 availability, and cost efficiency.  Service Fabric integrates with Azure features and services, making operations and management simpler, and leveraging the power of Azure cloud.  Service Fabric is available at no additional cost in Azure – you only pay for the underlying compute, network and storage used by your Service Fabric Cluster and microservices. Additional information on Service Fabric can be found here.

Virtual Machine Scale Sets (VMSS)
VM Scale Sets are a way to manage Azure VMs as a group, providing easy deployment and management options, and simple ways to integrate with Azure autoscale and load balancing. If your machines can all be configured the same, you can reduce the overhead of managing them individually, and elastically scale your VMs to match the workload. VM Scale Sets are available at no additional cost over the compute resources being used, and are available in all regions that support Azure Resource Manager.  Additional information on VMSS can be found here.

VM-series Expansion
The following VM series sizes are now available for Microsoft US Azure Government customers:

  • A1-A7 VM series for ARM
  • D/DS VM series for ARM
  • Dv2 VM series for ARM and Classic
  • F VM series for ARM

To keep up on the latest information on Microsoft Azure US Government, visit the official blog at: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/azuregov/

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