Register now: Cyber Agility with the Cloud webinar

Cloud enables an ever-accelerating pace of innovation and change. At the same time, cloud architecture challenges fundamental assumptions of on-premises cybersecurity practices; existing security and compliance frameworks simply can’t keep up. The next evolution of cybersecurity is a transition away from “best practice” models of security to a focus on our capability to disrupt adversaries….

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Balancing government innovation with modernization (MGT)

A 2016 Government Accountability Office (GAO) Study found that federal government invests over $80 billion on IT annually—but 75 percent of that money is being spent to maintain old and legacy systems. Even with the Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2017 and the proposed IT Modernization Fund, Federal CIOs need to find the right balance…

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Azure standard support for U.S. Azure Government customers

In response to customer requests for support that includes (1) a fixed monthly cost, (2) fast response times for critical cases, and (3) a plan that covers the entire organization, we’re pleased to announce important updates for Azure Standard support. With these changes, Azure now offers the most cost effective and predictable support offering. For…

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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…