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Protect machines using managed disks between Azure regions using Azure Site Recovery

We are happy to announce that Azure Site Recovery (ASR) now provides you the ability to setup Disaster Recovery (DR) for IaaS VMs using managed disks. With this feature, ASR fulfills an important requirement to become an all-encompassing DR …

Application consistent backup for Linux VMs using Azure Backup is generally available

We are excited to announce the general availability (GA) of application consistent backup for Linux VMs running in Azure using Azure Backup. We did a preview of this feature last year and customers are already using this framework for various …

Microsoft offers SAP HANA supportable VMs in UK with the Azure M/B/V3-series

Microsoft becomes the first hyperscale cloud provider to offer SAP HANA supportable VMs in the UK.

Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) customers can now take advantage of the Azure M/V3/B-series of VM sizes available in the UK South region. We’re also …

Azure M/B/V3-series VMs are now generally available in UK

Microsoft becomes the first hyperscale cloud provider to offer large memory VMs with up to 4 TB RAM in the UK.

Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) customers can now take advantage of the Azure M/V3/B-series of VM sizes available in the …

Network Watcher Connection Troubleshoot now generally available

Azure Network Watcher Connection Troubleshoot, previously in preview as Connectivity Check, is making general availability sporting a new name. Connection Troubleshoot, part of our Network Watcher suite of networking tools and capabilities, enable you to troubleshoot network performance and connectivity …

Accelerated Spark on GPU-enabled clusters in Azure

The ability to run Spark on a GPU enabled cluster demonstrates a unique convergence of big data and high-performance computing (HPC) technologies. In the past several years, we've seen the GPU market explode as companies all over the world integrate …

Start replicating in under 30 minutes using Azure Site Recovery’s new onboarding experience

We on the Azure Site Recovery product team are consistently striving to simplify the business continuity and disaster recovery to Azure solutions for our customers. With the latest release of the Azure Site Recovery service for VMware to Azure, we …

Comprehensive monitoring for Azure Site Recovery now generally available

Azure Site Recovery is a vital part of the business continuity strategy of many Azure customers. Customers rely on Azure Site Recovery to protect their mission critical IT systems, maintain compliance, and ensure that their businesses aren’t impacted adversely in …

Zone Redundant Virtual Machine Scale Sets now available in public preview

In September 2017 we introduced Azure Availability Zones, enabling resiliency and high availability for mission-critical workloads running on Azure. Today, we are excited to announce the public preview of Zone Redundant Virtual Machine Scale Sets, bringing the scalability and …

Keeping your environment secure with Update Management

The Azure Update Management service is included as part of an Azure Subscription. Update management allows you to manage updates and patches for your machines. With Update management, you can quickly assess the status of available updates, schedule installation …

Maximize your VM’s Performance with Accelerated Networking – now generally available for both Windows and Linux

We are happy to announce that Accelerated Networking (AN) is generally available (GA) and widely available for Windows and the latest distributions of Linux providing up to 30Gbps in networking throughput, free of charge! 

AN provides consistent ultra-low network latency …

Azure Backup now supports BEK encrypted Azure virtual machines

Azure Backup stands firm on the promise of simplicity, security, and reliability by giving customers a smooth and dependable experience across scenarios. Continuing on the enterprise data-protection promise, today, we are excited to announce the support for backup and restore …

Benefits of migrating IaaS to Azure Resource Manager

Why IaaS on Azure Resource Manager

It has been more than 2 years since we launched IaaS on Azure Resource Manager. Since then, we’ve been busy adding awesome features to this new stack in addition to all the features of …

Announcing the public preview for Adaptive Application Controls

At Microsoft Ignite, we announced new adaptive applications controls that protect your applications from malware by using whitelisting rules. Today, we are excited to share that these capabilities are available for public preview in Azure Security Center. 

Application controls, such …

VMware virtualization on Azure

We have had tons of interest in our VMware virtualization on Azure offering. This includes questions about what we are offering and how we will provide an enterprise grade solution. Here are some of the details on the preview.

To …

Performance best practices for using Azure Database for PostgreSQL

Microsoft announced the public preview of Azure Database services for PostgreSQL and MySQL at Build 2017 which is a simple, fully managed database service for PostgreSQL and MySQL that removes the complexities around infrastructure management, data availability, protection, and scale. …

Don’t build your cloud home on shaky foundations

You probably wouldn’t furnish a house you’re building with a state of the art entertainment system without first installing doors and an alarm system. Similarly, it isn’t advisable to put valuable applications and data used to run your business in …

Announcing the Lv2-Series VMs powered by the AMD EPYC™ processor

Providing a diverse set of Virtual Machine sizes and the latest hardware is crucial to making sure that our customers get industry-leading performance for every one of their workloads. Today, I am excited to announced we are introducing the next …

Lift, shift, and modernize using containers on Azure Service Fabric

Azure Service Fabric is a distributed systems platform that is the foundational technology powering core Azure infrastructure, as well as other Microsoft services such as Skype for Business, Azure Cosmos DB, Azure SQL Database, Dynamics 365, Cortana, and many more. …

Transforming your VMware environment with Microsoft Azure

Just as each organization is unique, each organization will take a unique path to the cloud. Whether you are transferring data, migrating infrastructure, modernizing applications, or building a new app, Azure allows you to move to the cloud in a …

Announcing General Availability of Azure Reserved VM Instances (RIs)

Azure Reserved VM Instances (RIs) are generally available for customers worldwide, effective today. Azure RIs enable you to reserve Virtual Machines on a one- or three-year term, and provide up to 72% cost savings versus pay-as-you-go prices.

Azure RIs give …

Azure Site Recovery powers TierPoint DRaaS

We are excited to announce that TierPoint, a Microsoft trusted partner, now offers Azure Site Recovery as a managed DR solution. TierPoint understands Azure Site Recovery at a deep level and creates policy-based, software-defined solutions that bring recovered systems online …

New NVIDIA GPUs coming to Azure accelerate HPC and AI workloads

Machine Learning, AI, and HPC are changing the way every industry thinks, including retail, manufacturing, healthcare, oil and gas, and financial services. These large computations are changing product design, end-customer experiences, enabling predictive support and leading to discoveries and innovations …

Announcing automatic OS upgrades for Azure VM scale sets

Infrastructure scale and complexity

When Azure virtual machine scale sets were introduced, we made it easy to deploy and manage cloud infrastructure at very large scale. We are continually looking for ways to lower the overall cost of managing cloud …

TierPoint adds Azure Site Recovery to its DraaS offerings

We are excited to announce that TierPoint, a Microsoft trusted partner, has added Azure Site Recovery to its portfolio of managed Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) offerings. TierPoint… …

One-click replication for Azure Virtual Machines with Azure Site Recovery

We are happy to announce that Azure Site Recovery (ASR) is now built into the virtual machine experience so that you can setup replication in one click for your Azure virtual machines. Combined with ASR’s one-click failover capabilities, its simpler …

Blk.io brings an ERC-20 token service using Quorum to Azure

blk.io has been hard at work on products to support the enterprise build applications powered by blockchain. This includes driving the web3j group of projects. They have also built a service for creating and managing ERC-20 tokens on top …

Fv2 VMs are now available, the fastest VMs on Azure

Today, I’m excited to announce the general availability of our new Fv2 VM family. Azure now offers the fastest Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor, code-named Skylake, in the public cloud. In Azure, we have seen growing demand for massive large-scale computation …

Scale up your deep learning with Batch AI preview

Imagine reducing your training time for an epoch from 30 minutes to 30 seconds, and testing many different hyper-parameter weights in parallel. Available now, in public preview, Batch AI is a new service that helps you train and test deep …

Point-to-Site (P2S) connection using OpenVPN infrastructure

One question that we are frequently asked is to establish a Point-to-Site (P2S) connection from a client computer based on a Unix-like operating system (like Linux and FreeBSD) and the Virtual Network (VNet) on Azure with the objective to manage …

Provision on-demand Spark clusters on Docker using Azure Batch’s infrastructure

Since its release 3 years ago, Apache Spark has soared in popularity amongst Big Data users, but is also increasingly common in the HPC space. However, spinning up a Spark cluster, on-demand, can often be complicated and slow. Instead, Spark …

Manage your Azure VM backups with Azure CLI 2.0 – Preview

 

We are excited to announce that you can now use Azure CLI to easily manage your Windows and Linux Azure VM backups using Azure Backup. With Azure Backup, you can backup Azure Windows and Linux VMs, VMs running on …

Azure Site Recovery powers new Managed DR offerings by Microsoft Partners

Today we are excited to announce that two of our Microsoft partners, Rackspace and CDW, now offer Azure Site Recovery as a managed DR solution for customers.

Rackspace, with over 15 years of Microsoft experience and expertise, and a five-time …

Announcing new Azure VM sizes for more cost-effective database workloads

Our customers told us that their database workloads like SQL Server or Oracle often require high memory, storage, and I/O bandwidth, but not a high core count. Many database workloads they are running are not CPU-intensive. They want a VM …

A new Planned Maintenance experience for your virtual machines

We’re excited to announce the availability of a new planned maintenance experience in Azure, providing you more control, better communication, and better visibility. While most planned maintenance is performed without any impact to your virtual machines using memory preserving maintenance, …

Keep credentials out of code: Introducing Azure AD Managed Service Identity

A common challenge in cloud development is managing the credentials used to authenticate to cloud services. Today, I am happy to announce the Azure Active Directory Managed Service Identity (MSI) preview. MSI gives your code an automatically managed identity for …

Introducing Azure confidential computing

Microsoft spends one billion dollars per year on cybersecurity and much of that goes to making Microsoft Azure the most trusted cloud platform. From strict physical datacenter security, ensuring data privacy, encrypting data at rest and in transit, novel uses …

Introducing B-Series, our new burstable VM size

Today I am excited to announce the preview of the B-Series, a new Azure VM family that provides the lowest cost of any existing size with flexible CPU usage. For many workloads that run in Azure, like web servers, small …

SMB Version 1 disabled Azure Gallery Windows operating system images

The Azure security team has recently driven some changes into the default behavior of Windows operating system images that are available in the Azure gallery. These changes are in response to recent concerns over malware that has been able to …

Azure Network Watcher introduces Connectivity Check (Preview)

Diagnosing network connectivity and performance issues in the cloud can be a challenge as your network evolves in complexity. We are pleased to announce the preview of a new feature to check network connectivity in a variety of scenarios when …

How Azure Security Center aids in detecting good applications being used maliciously

We’ve written in the past about how Azure Security Center helps detect malicious activity on compromised VMs, including a post detailing a Bitcoin mining attack and one on an outbound DDoS attack. In many cases, attackers use a set …

Plan Backup and Disaster Recovery for Azure IaaS Disks

We have recently posted an article explaining the Backup and DR for Azure Disks. We encourage Azure IaaS users to refer to this document for planning the right Backup and Disaster Recovery (DR) methodology for their disks. Following are …

Stretched Hyper-V Cluster on Azure using Express Route

Traditionally, in an on-premises environment we setup stretch clusters across regions to protect against region failure. Microsoft came up with Azure Site Recovery to give users the the capability to move their workloads into Azure during a site or workload …

First Hyperscale CSP with Graphic-Intensive Supportable VMs in UK: Microsoft Azure’s G/GS/LS/H/N-series now available in UK South  

Today Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine customers can take advantage of the Azure G/GS/LS/H/N-series of Virtual Machine sizes, available in UK South. We’re also excited to announce that Microsoft Azure is the first Hyperscale Cloud Provider offering VMs able to run …

Teradata Bolsters Analytics and Database capabilities for Azure

This post is co-authored with Rory Conway, Product Manager, Teradata on Azure.

The enterprise-class capabilities of Teradata Database have been enhanced for Microsoft Azure Marketplace. This is great news for organizations using, or wanting to try, Teradata Database as their …

Mesosphere DCOS, Azure, Docker, VMware & Everything Between – Deploying DC/OS with Azure Container Service

This post is part of the “Mesosphere DC/OS, Azure, Docker, VMware & Everything Between” multiple blog post series. In the previous posts for this series, I looked at the following topics:

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Amping up your disaster recovery with Azure Site Recovery

If you are in the process of building or revising your business continuity plans, it’s worth taking a look at Azure Site Recovery (ASR). ASR is a disaster recovery service that allows you to failover on-premises applications running on Linux …

Instant File Recovery from Azure VM backups is now generally available

Today, we are excited to announce that Instant recovery of files and folders from Azure VM backups by Azure Backup is now generally available (GA). This adds to the repertoire of cloud-first features we have been delivering from Azure Backup. …

Nested Virtualization in Azure

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We announced nested virtualization support coming to Azure with Dv3 or Ev3 series at //build session last month.

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Today we are excited to announce that you can now enable nested virtualization using the Dv3 and Ev3 VM sizes. We …

Introducing the new Dv3 and Ev3 VM sizes

We are excited to announce the general availability of our new Dv3 VM sizes. We are also changing the naming for the high memory D sizes (D11-D14) to become the Ev3 family. These new sizes introduce Hyper-Threading Technology running on the …

Running Azure Batch jobs using the Azure CLI – no code required

When we introduced Azure Batch the target audience was the developer producing SaaS or client solutions where there was the need to run applications or algorithms at scale. Developers use the Batch APIs to integrate with Batch and utilize it …

Mesosphere DCOS, Azure, Docker, VMware & Everything Between – Deploying DC/OS on VMware vSphere

This post is part of the “Mesosphere DC/OS, Azure, Docker, VMware & Everything Between” multiple blog post series. In the previous posta for this series, I looked at the following topics:

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Tracking configuration changes for your Azure VM

In this blog post, I will talk about how to use the Change Tracking solution to detect in-guest changes on your Azure VMs. Right from within your Azure VM you can quickly assess details of changes that occurred across your …

Mesosphere DCOS, Azure, Docker, VMware & Everything Between – SSH Authorized Keys

After clearing out all the security-related tweaks, configurations, and having all of our DC/OS cluster nodes installed with the Docker engine. We will dive into part 3 for this series, when it’s time to create the SSH authorized keys file …

Azure Site Recovery now supports Ubuntu

Azure Site Recovery makes business continuity accessible for all your IT applications by letting you use Azure as your recovery site. This offers a solution where you only pay for the resources you consume, alleviating the need to spend on …

Gain business insights using Power BI reports for Azure Backup

Azure Backup announced the support for alerting and monitoring in August 2016. Taking it a step further, we are excited to announce preview of Azure Backup Reports using Power BI. Azure Backup Reports provide the ability to gauge backup …

Mesosphere DCOS, Azure, Docker, VMware and everything between – Security & Docker Engine Installation

In part 2 of this series, we will start to dive into DC/OS 1.9 installation on top of vSphere. Mesosphere offers few ways to deploy a fully working cluster and since I wanted to see how everything is really connected, …

Bright Cluster Manager now integrates seamlessly with Azure HPC capabilities

One of our key HPC partners, Bright Computing, has just announced the release of Bright Cluster Manager 8.0, the latest version of their flagship HPC cluster management solution. This new version gives customers the ability to extend an on-premises cluster …

Azure Site Recovery now supports managed disks

Azure Site Recovery (ASR) now supports managed disks. This follows the announcement of Azure’s support for managed disks in February. With the integration of managed disks into ASR, you can attach managed disks to your machines during a failover or …

Mesosphere DCOS, Azure, Docker, VMware and everything between – Architecture and CI/CD Flow

These days, I try to be involved in any Containers, DevOps, Automation, etc. related discussion. Part of my role is to consult my customers around how to architect their containers platform and orchestration tools in Azure. But what happens when …

Announcing large disk sizes of up to 4 TB for Azure IaaS VMs

Azure increases the maximum size and performance of Azure Disks

We are excited to announce an increase of maximum disk sizes for both Premium and Standard storage. This extends the maximum size of the disks from 1,024 GB to 4,095 …

Microsoft joins Cloud Foundry Foundation

From when we first launched Azure Virtual Machines, I have had the pleasure of working with fantastic community partners and customers. We have built new open-source technologies and have made numerous community contributions. Making Azure an open, flexible, and portable …

Announcing Storage Service Encryption for Azure Managed Disks

We announced general availability of Managed Disks in February 2017.  Today, we are excited to announce Azure Storage Service Encryption (SSE) for Managed Disks. SSE provides encryption-at-rest and safeguard your data to meet your organizational security and compliance commitments.

SSE …

Running OpenBSD on Azure

As you know, Microsoft has officially supported FreeBSD virtual machine (VM) running on Azure since 2014 and last year Microsoft announced the availability of FreeBSD 10.3 as a ready-made VM image in the Azure Marketplace.  Now if you go …

Run massive parallel R Jobs in Azure, now at a fraction of the price

We continue to add new capabilities to our lightweight R package, doAzureParallel, built on top of Azure Batch that allows you to easily use Azure's flexible compute resource right from your R session. Combined with the recently announced low-priority …

Announcing public preview of disaster recovery for Azure IaaS virtual machines

I am excited to announce the public preview of disaster recovery for Azure IaaS virtual machines (VMs) using Azure Site Recovery (ASR). You can now easily replicate and protect IaaS based applications running on Azure to a different Azure region

Announcing the preview of Azure’s Largest Disk sizes

At Build Conference, we announced the addition of new Azure Disks sizes – which provide up to 4TB of disk space. These new sizes allow you to perform up to 250 MBps of storage throughput and 7,500 IOPS. The details …

Azure enables cutting edge Virtual Apps, Desktops and Workstations with NVIDIA GRID

Professional graphics users in every industry count on an immersive, photorealistic, responsive environment to imagine, design, and build everything from airplanes to animated films. Traditionally, these high-powered workstations were tethered to physical facilities and shared among professional users such as …

Price reductions on General Purpose Virtual Machines

We believe in providing the most innovative cloud offerings at incredibly competitive prices to our customers. As part of this promise, we regularly lower our prices as Azure continues to grow at scale and remain committed to our price match

New smaller Windows Server IaaS Image

We continue to find ways to make Azure a better value for our customers. Azure Managed Disks, a new disk service launched in Feb '17, simplifies the management and scaling of Virtual Machines (VM). You can choose to create …

New Azure Quickstart template – Cloudera CDH and Tableau Server by Slalom

Developers and IT-Pros usually start their Cloud journey by installing software on virtual machines.  While this makes it easy to create running Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), it requires additional work to load data and develop a coherent business solution.  …

Azure DevTest Labs updates at Build 2017

Azure DevTest Labs is an Azure service that enables IT admins to create cost-controlled, self-service labs for developers and testers to quickly create environments in Azure, while minimizing waste and optimizing cost. We announced the service general availability last May …

Batch computing at a fraction of the price

Today at Microsoft Build 2017, we are delighted to announce the public preview of a new way to obtain and consume Azure compute at a much lower price using Azure Batch – low-priority VMs. Low-priority VMs are allocated from our …

Azure CLI 2.0: new commands, features; available now in Azure Cloud Shell

As announced previously on this blog, we continue to make constant progress in adding new features to and stabilizing Azure CLI 2.0 over last several months.

At Microsoft Build 2017, we announced new functionality available in Azure CLI …

Reacting to maintenance events… before they happen

Introducing Scheduled Events (Preview)

What if you could learn about upcoming events which may impact the availability of your VM and plan accordingly?  Well, with Azure Scheduled Events you can.

Scheduled Events is one of the subservices under Azure Metadata …

Azure Management Libraries for .NET generally available now

Today, we are announcing the general availability of the new, simplified Azure management libraries for .NET for Compute, Storage, SQL Database, Networking, Resource Manager, Key Vault, Redis, CDN and Batch services.
 
Azure Management Libraries for .NET are open source …

Azure management libraries for Java generally available now

Today, we are announcing the general availability of the new, simplified Azure management libraries for Java for Compute, Storage, SQL Database, Networking, Resource Manager, Key Vault, Redis, CDN and Batch services.

Azure Management Libraries for Java are open source – …

Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) nearing end-of-life

Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise Pangolin" has been with us from the beginning, since we first embarked on the journey to support Linux virtual machines in Microsoft Azure. However, as its five-year support cycle is nearing an end in April 2017 we …

Announcing Cloud Partner Portal: Public preview for single-virtual machine offers

Today, we are excited to announce the public preview of the Cloud Partner Portal for publishing single virtual machine offers. The Cloud Partner Portal enables our publisher partners to create, define, publish and get insights for their single virtual machine …

Cloud migration and disaster recovery of load balanced multi-tier applications

Support for Microsoft Azure virtual machines availability sets has been a highly anticipated capability by many Azure Site Recovery customers who are using the product for either cloud migration or disaster recovery of applications. Today, I am excited to announce …

Announcing public preview of Instance Metadata Service

We are excited to announce the public preview of Instance Metadata Service in Azure’s West Central US region. Instance Metadata Service is a RESTful endpoint that allows virtual machines instances to get information regarding its compute, network and upcoming maintenance

Availability of migration of ExpressRoute for Classic to Resource Manager IaaS Migration

Azure Resource Manager provides a lot of benefits with support for tagging, RBAC, and infrastructure orchestration using templates. As part of Azure Resource Manager, Virtual Machines gain these new capabilities plus additional compute specific capabilities such as:

  • Ability to resize to

Enhance protection of VMs with Azure Advisor backup recommendations

We have seen a few customer cases where customers accidentally deleted VMs or data inside a VM running in Azure. While Azure provides protection against infrastructure related failures, it can’t guard against user initiated actions such as accidental deletion or …

Price reductions on L Series and announcing next generation Hyper-threaded virtual machines

For Microsoft Azure, we have a long standing promise of making our prices comparable with AWS on commodity services such as compute, storage, and bandwidth. In keeping with this commitment, we are happy to announce price reductions of up to …

Azure Backup’s cloud-first approach and why it matters

Backup is all about how quickly you can be back up from a disaster or data loss situation. ​On this World Backup Day, this blog post is dedicated to explaining Azure Backup's cloud-first approach and how it helps …

TIBCO DataSynapse launches its Cloud Adapter for autoscaling in Azure

Since our launch of the TIBCO DataSynapse GridServer Engine image in the Azure Marketplace back in August, we have continued to pursue feature updates that improve the integration and experience of scheduling jobs and tasks into Azure. With the increased …

One-click disaster recovery of applications using Azure Site Recovery

Disaster recovery is not only about replicating your virtual machines but also about end to end application recovery that is tested multiple times, error free, and stress free when disaster strikes, which are the Azure Site Recovery promises. If you …

Announcing Support for Multi-member Consortium Blockchain Networks on Azure

As your blockchain application development efforts and pilots mature, we realize that the requirements for the underlying consortium network will change, and that you will need to easily and securely create and deploy across multiple regions and support members comprised …

Introducing Backup Pre-Checks for Backup of Azure VMs

Over the past couple of weeks, we have announced multiple enhancements for backup and recovery of both Windows and Linux Azure Virtual Machines that reinforce Azure Backup’s cloud-first approach of backing up critical enterprise data in Azure. Enterprise production environments …

40TiB of advanced in-memory analytics with Azure and ActivePivot

In-memory computing has accelerated the big compute capabilities and enabled customers to extend its experience beyond just the monte carlo simulation and into the analytics. This is of note within Financial Services where business users wish to move away from …

Instant File Recovery from Azure Linux VM backup using Azure Backup – Preview

We earlier announced Instant file recovery from Azure Windows VM backups which enables you to restore files instantly from the Azure Recovery Services Vault with no additional cost or infrastructure. Today, we are excited to announce the same feature …

doAzureParallel: Take advantage of Azure’s flexible compute directly from your R session

Users of the R language often require more compute capacity than their local machines can handle. However, scaling up their work to take advantage of cloud capacity can be complex, troublesome, and can often distract R users from focusing on …

Announcing Storage Optimized Virtual Machines, L Series

We are excited to introduce a new series of virtual machine sizes. The L Series for Storage optimizes workloads that require low latency, such as NoSQL databases (e.g. Cassandra, MongoDB, Cloudera and Redis). This new series of VMs offers from …

Using templates to customize restored VMs from Azure Backup

Last week, we covered how you can configure backup on Azure VMs using Azure Quickstart templates. In this blog post, we will cover how you can customize the VM that will be created as part of restore operation from Azure …

Now Supported in Cloud Foundry: Azure Blob Storage and Managed Disks

Cloud Foundry on Azure keeps getting better.

We now support the use of Azure Blob Storage and Managed Disks with Cloud Foundry.

These enhancements come on the heels of the launch of Pivotal Cloud Foundry on Azure and a series …

Disaster recovery for applications, not just virtual machines using Azure Site Recovery

Let’s say your CIO stops by one day and asks you, “What if we are hit by an unforeseen disaster tomorrow? Do you have the confidence to be able to run our critical applications on the recovery site, and guarantee

Backup Azure VMs using Azure Backup templates

This post was co-authored by Nilay Shah, Engineer, Azure Backup Product Group.

Azure Backup provides cloud-first solution to backup VMs running in Azure and on-premises. You can backup Azure Windows VMs with application-consistency and Azure Linux VMs with file-system consistency …

Protect and recover Hyper-V machines to premium storage with Azure Site Recovery

We are excited to announce support for replication of Hyper-V virtual machines (managed by System Center VMM or not under System Center VMM management)  to premium storage accounts in Azure. 

We recommend that you replicate I/O intensive enterprise workloads to …

SharePoint Server 2016 in Azure infrastructure services

To take advantage of SharePoint’s collaboration features, Microsoft recommends SharePoint Online in Office 365. If that is not the best option for you right now, you should use SharePoint Server 2016. However, building a SharePoint Server 2016 farm in Microsoft …

Azure Command Line 2.0 now generally available

Back in September, we announced Azure CLI 2.0 Preview. Today, we’re announcing the general availability of the vm, acs, storage and network commands in Azure CLI 2.0. These commands provide a rich interface for a large array …