How to optimize your cloud strategy

In recent years, U.S. government agencies have moved to the cloud faster than private corporations in an attempt to replace aging systems and improve organizational efficiency.[1] Cloud adoption can transform how IT departments at federal civilian agencies operate, deliver services, and share information. To maximize the value and impact of their cloud migration, however, CIOs…

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Unlock data insights to drive agency mission

Now more than ever, federal CIOs can leverage business intelligence (BI) and advanced analytics to simplify data management, unlock valuable insights, and use these insights to improve operations across their agencies. Advanced analytics allows CIOs to connect available data to their agency’s larger mission. Sophisticated tools and techniques enable CIOs to simultaneously extend the capabilities…

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Data Science Virtual Machines are now available on Azure Government Cloud

This post was co-authored by: Gopi Kumar, Principal Program Manager, AI and Research For any questions, feel free to contact Gopi on Twitter: @zenlytix We are happy to announce the availability of the Data Science Virtual Machine on Microsoft Azure Government Cloud. Microsoft’s Data Science Virtual Machine (DSVM) is a family of popular VM images…

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Join us Sept. 27! The Power of Data Analytics to Transform Government 

Government agencies across the spectrum are sitting atop invaluable datasets that are locked up because of lack of resources, tools and compliance regimes. Fortunately, cloud-based analytics capabilities are allowing these datasets to be turned into knowledge. Whether it’s data about the mission, citizen services or simply data from running large data centers, analytics can help…

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Azure Government Sacramento HackFest + Training Recap

After the huge success of our first Azure Government HackFest + Training event in Washington, DC, our next HackFest + Training event in Sacramento, CA had a lot to live up to. With over 100+ attendees packed into the California Chamber of Commerce in Sacramento, we are pleased to say that the Sacramento HackFest event…


Advance Your Skills: Azure and Azure Government Training Resources 

Whether you are a beginner wanting to learn the basics of cloud computing or an experienced developer working with cloud services, there is a plethora of resources available that can help you gain further knowledge and insight on all of the capabilities of Azure and Azure Government.   If you have the desire to learn more…


Azure NC Virtual Machines Availability – GPU Compute

Azure NC-based instances are powered by NVIDIA Tesla® K80 GPUs and provide the compute power required to accelerate the most demanding high-performance computing (HPC) and AI workloads. Customers can now use these instances to run deep learning training jobs, HPC simulations, rendering, real-time data analytics, DNA sequencing, and many more CUDA® accelerated tasks. Additionally, customers…


Azure Site Recovery available in DoD and New Azure Government Regions

We are pleased to announce the availability of Azure Site Recovery (ASR) to all Azure government regions in the United States. With this expansion, Azure Site Recovery is now available in all Azure government regions (US DOD Central, US DOD East, US Gov Arizona, US Gov Texas, US Gov Iowa, and US Gov Virginia). Customers can…

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Microsoft Azure leads the industry in ISO certifications

We are happy to announce that Microsoft Azure recently completed a new set of independent third-party ISO and Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) audits to expand our certification portfolio. Azure leads the industry with the most comprehensive compliance coverage, enabling customers to meet a wide range of regulatory obligations. If that were not enough, having a…


General availability of Storage Service Encryption and “Secure transfer required”

*Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of Storage Service Encryption for Azure Files Storage, as well as the “Secure transfer required” feature now being supported in the Azure Government Storage account. Storage Service Encryption for Azure File Storage Azure File Storage is a fully managed service providing distributed and cross platform storage….