More goodness in Azure US Government

More great announcements have come out in the past couple days regarding Azure US Government.  Below are the highlights.

G-Series VMs
The G-Series provides more memory and more local solid state drive (SSD) storage than other Azure virtual machine sizes.  G-Series VMs provide up to 32 cores and 448GB of RAM!  In addition to massive memory and local SSD storage, the G-Series provides unparalleled computational performance by using the latest Intel Xeon processor E5 v3 family, ideal for your most demanding applications.  Find out more about G-Series VMs here.

F5 BIG-IP virtual appliance
F5 is pleased to announce the general availability of its BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE) application delivery controller (ADC) solutions in the Microsoft Azure US Government Cloud. Customers who want to deploy mission-critical government applications in Microsoft-managed and physically-isolated datacenters within the continental United States can now take advantage of F5’s market-leading application services to make their applications faster, more available, and more secure.  Read more about this announcement here.

Red Hat VM Images in a Pay-as-you-go Model for Azure Government.
We are happy to announce that government customers can now deploy Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 and 7.2 VM images in a Pay-As-You-Go model directly from the Azure Government Marketplace with per-minute billing.  This is following our partnership announcement with Red Hat in Azure Government on July 27th, 2016.  As more and more government customers move to the cloud, we realized that there was demand for a fully supported version of Linux with the agility that Azure Government. We’ve added this capability to meet this demand.   Read more about this announcement here.

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