We're pleased to announce General Availability of Managed Disks in the Microsoft Azure Government Cloud. Managed Disks are available in USGov Virginia, USGov Texas, USGov Arizona, USDoD Central and USDoD East Azure US Government regions.
Azure Managed Disks simplifies disk management for Azure IaaS VMs by managing the storage accounts associated with the VM disks. Azure creates and manages the disk for you and handles storage for you behind the scenes. Managed Disks provides better reliability for Availability Sets by ensuring that the disks of VMs in an Availability Set are sufficiently isolated from each other to avoid single points of failure.