Application Security Groups now generally available in Azure Government

We are pleased to announce general availability of Application Security Groups (ASG) in all Azure regions including Azure Government. This feature provides security micro-segmentation for your virtual networks in Azure. The detailed announcement can be viewed here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/applicationsecuritygroups/ ASGs provide many security and manageability benefits such as: Network security micro segmentation ASGs enable you to…

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App Service Environment is now available in Azure Government

The App Service Environment, with Isolated pricing plans, is now available in Azure Government.  The App Service Environment is a deployment of the Azure App Service and runs in your Azure Virtual Network.  With an App Service Environment you have more options for: High scale Network isolation High memory utilization The App Service Environment can…

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Azure Advisor in Preview in Azure Government

Azure Advisor is now in preview in Azure Government. Advisor is a free offering that helps you to follow best practices to optimize your Azure deployments. It analyzes your resource configuration and usage telemetry to recommend solutions that can help you improve the cost effectiveness, performance, and high availability of your Azure resources.  You can view…

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Accelerated Networking for both Windows and Linux is now generally available in Azure Government

We are happy to announce that Accelerated Networking (AN) for both Windows and Linux is now generally available in Azure Government. Accelerated networking provides consistent ultra-low network latency via Azure’s in-house programmable hardware and technologies such as SR-IOV. By moving much of Azure’s software-defined networking stack off the CPUs and into FPGA-based SmartNICs, compute cycles…

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VNet Service Endpoints for Azure SQL Database now generally available in Azure Government

The Azure Networking team has announced the general availability of Virtual Network (VNet) Service Endpoints for Azure SQL Database in all Azure regions, including Azure Government. The announcement can be seen here: VNet Service Endpoints for Azure SQL Database now generally available VNet Service Endpoints for Azure SQL Database allow customers to isolate connectivity to…

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Networking features recently made generally available in Azure Government

The Azure Government team continually strives to bring the latest Azure platform features to Azure Government.  In this post I highlight networking features that have recently been made generally available in Azure Government. Network Watcher Network Watcher is a regional service that enables you to monitor and diagnose conditions at a network scenario level in,…

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A year in review for Azure Government

Looking back over the past year and seeing the progress we’ve made gives us a real sense of momentum as we continue to double-down on our investments in Azure Government in 2018. As the engineering lead for Azure Government, my team looks at everything from where we build datacenters, to what hardware and networking we…


Join us: DC Azure Gov Meetup on Hybrid Cloud with ExpressRoute – Dec. 14

Hybrid is not a trend or a buzz word, it is a reality that every enterprise is facing today. Furthermore, real hybrid does not mean infrastructure alone. It applies to the entire stack from SaaS-based productivity services to PaaS and of course IaaS. It means consistency across on-premises and the cloud. A key part of…

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