Azure HDInsight and Power BI now available in Azure Government 

As announced in Tom Keane’s data launch announcement, we are pleased to bring the general availability of Azure HDInsight on Linux in Microsoft Azure Government, as well as, Power BI US Government with Office 365 US Government Community subscriptions. HDInsight Azure HDInsight deploys and provisions clusters from the Apache Hadoop ecosystem (including Spark, Storm, Hbase) in…

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New Azure Government Documentation!

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  We are happy to announce Azure Government documentation! This documentation provides guidance that is tailored to our Azure Government customers. We highlight common solutions and guidance on building government specific implementations, as well as information that you need to know about using services, Marketplace, Portal and PowerShell in Azure Government. This is just the…

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Azure Government – 3x Growth in 2016 and over 75 new capabilities in the last 90 days

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Today I am with over 600 of our federal, state and local government customers and partners at the Government Cloud Forum 2016, in Washington D.C. The Forum is queued to take our audiences through breakthrough technology and solutions impacting citizen engagement, the empowerment of government employees, how agencies can optimize their infrastructures and solutions, and…


Welcome to Azure Marketplace and our ISV partners in Azure Government!

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We’re pleased to announce the general availability of the Azure Marketplace for Microsoft Azure Government, as well as welcoming our 3rd party ISV partners. We’ve partnered with some of the top ISVs to provide Azure Government customers with more options for finding the right solutions and quickly spinning up applications that suit their needs. Azure Marketplace…


Riverbed expands to deliver solutions in Azure Government

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Riverbed Technology is bringing Riverbed SteelHead CX to the Microsoft Azure Government Cloud. Government customers are now able to understand, optimize, and control applications and data across the hybrid enterprise, extending into the cloud. With SteelHead CX in Azure you get: Riverbed’s #1 optimization solution in the Azure Government cloud enabling peak performance of applications…

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Adding Value with Cisco CSR1000v on Azure Government

Microsoft Azure Government Cloud is an isolated and dedicated cloud platform, which enables government agencies and government approved contractors to host sensitive data. Connectivity from on-premises locations to Azure Government Cloud must be secure, scalable and dynamic.   With Cisco CSR1000v now available on Azure Government Cloud, Government Cloud customers can enjoy the same advanced routing…

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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

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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…


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

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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…