The Capabilities of 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.  What does this mean for consumers? …

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Emerging from the depths, Godzilla G-series VMs for Azure Government

Update, 10/21: Azure GS-Series Virtual Machines  A G-Series variant, the GS-Series now supports Premium storage in the US Gov Virginia region.  GS-Series VMs enable resource-intensive applications with the fastest processors, the most memory, and the highest input/output operations per second (IOPS) (for storage disk performance compared to any other series).  For more information, please refer…

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F5 Now Available in Microsoft Azure’s US Gov Cloud

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…

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The most trusted Government Cloud for mission critical workloads – check the facts

A pivotal day today as Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gave a Mastermind Keynote at the Gartner Symposium in Orlando, discussing Microsoft’s differentiated cloud for global good and how not all clouds are created equal.  Simultaneously, from a FedScoop FedTalk in Washington, DC, Jason Zander, CVP of our Microsoft Azure team, further elaborated on these critical…


VMSS, and ARM VM series offerings for Azure Government

We’re pleased to announce the general availability of VMSS and VM series expansion in Microsoft Azure Government. 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…

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Batch, Redis Cache, and Service Fabric offerings generally available for Azure Government

We’re pleased to announce the general availability of Batch, Redis Cache, and Service Fabric in Microsoft Azure Government. 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…

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Announcing new Support Plans and Options for Azure Government

We are pleased to announce today a change on Support Plans availability on Azure Government, focused on improving the support experience and ensuring the same level of benefits, features and support quality to all our Azure customers. These changes include: Consistent, predictable and responsive support services aligned with your needs and expectations. A detailed description…


Bringing Azure SQL Data Warehouse and SQL Server Stretch Database to the Azure Government database family

Following the arrival of SQL Database v12, we’d like to announce the general availability of Azure SQL Data Warehouse and Azure SQL Stretch Database in Microsoft Azure Government. Azure SQL Data Warehouse Azure SQL Data Warehouse is a cloud-based, fully managed database capable of processing massive amounts of data, both relational and non-relational. Built on…


Azure App Service generally available in Azure Government

We are excited to share the general availability of Azure App Service on Azure Government. App Service is a cloud platform which enables developers to build, deploy and run powerful web apps, mobile back-ends and API apps that connect to data anywhere in the cloud. It is an integrated solution which streamlines development and provides…

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