Now Available: Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Virtualized Next-Generation Firewall

Comprehensive, Prevention-Based Security for Azure Government Cloud Today on Azure Government The Palo Alto Networks® VM-Series virtualized next-generation firewall on Microsoft Azure allows government agencies to apply the same advanced threat prevention features and next-generation firewall application policy controls used in their physical data centers to the Azure Government Cloud. As a result, government agencies…

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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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Azure Government adding F-Series VMs to USGov Iowa

Today we are announcing the addition of the F-Series VMs to Azure Government’s USGov Iowa datacenter. As noted in the initial release of F-Series VMs in Azure, these VMs have: the same CPU performance as the Dv2-Series of VMs with 2GB of memory per CPU core at a lower per-hour price. the best value in…


Announcing Dv2-Series Virtual Machines in US Gov – Iowa

In the last few weeks, we have made Dv2-Series VMs available in the US Gov – Iowa region for Azure Government. This means that both Azure Government regions now have access to D-Series VMs.  US Gov – Virginia has the original D-Series VMs. Dv2-Series VMs (a follow-on to the original D-Series VMs) feature similar memory…

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SPEC’s CPU2006 benchmarks on Azure

The CPU2006 suite by SPEC is a complex set of tools and tests that allow the user to measure the performance and throughput of a machine’s CPU. This is done by executing a variety of “tests”, which are executables of real-world scenarios (EG: Compression/decompression of files, Complex quantum chemical computations, 3D Ray tracing operations, amongst…


StorSimple, MFA, SUSE,and Cloudberry updates on Azure Government

 We are excited to announce some of the latest releases to Azure Government.  These releases are in addition to the services we announced in March.   StorSimple StorSimple provides cloud integrated storage solution for customers which includes a hardware appliance on premises that manages storage by keeping active or “Hot” data close to the users…


Configuring Azure Government Virtual Machine RDP file for USB mapping

When creating Virtual Machines (VMs) on Azure Government you may want to map your local drives ports so that new drives (such as USBs) can connect to your VM. You can do this by configuring your VMs RDP file to accept existing and/or no ports. To do this – first login to the Azure Government management…

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