I recently had the opportunity to host a dynamic discussion among leading IT security and compliance experts at our latest Microsoft Azure Government DC Meetup, Future of Gov Security – Automated ATOs, Revamped TIC and Beyond, at 1776 in Crystal City,
We challenged our Azure Government DC user community to share 15-minute demos to showcase cool tech to help accelerate your cloud implementation. Get an inside scoop on what’s moving the needle in government technology today. Please come prepared for engaging Q&A as we encourage interactive demos and dialogue.
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 define fine-grained network security policies based on workloads,
Red Hat Enterprise Linux now consumes EA Monetary Commitment
Azure Marketplace third-party reseller services now use Azure monetary commitment
We are expanding the use of Azure Monetary Commitment! As of March 1, 2018, the third-party reseller services available on the Azure Marketplace—and listed below—consume Enterprise Agreement (EA) monetary commitment.
Sarah Weldon, Azure Government
Azure Government Marketplace ecosystem continues to grow!
Since December 2017, over 80 new offers went live in Azure Government.
We highlight a few including new publishers below:
CentOS 7.4 – Rogue Wave Software (formerly OpenLogic)
Data Flow Instance Powered by Apache Nifi – Onyx Point,
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,
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 their logical server from only a select subnet or subnets within their VNet.
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 is a regional service that enables you to monitor and diagnose conditions at a network scenario level in,
Jason Henderson, Cloud Solutions Architect
Kyle Hoyer, Technical Solutions Professional
Derek Strausbaugh, Principal Program Manager, Azure Global
A rapidly increasing number of DoD customers deploying IaaS workloads to Azure have been asking for guidance setting up secure virtual networks and configuring the security tools and services stipulated by DoD standards and practice.
The federal government has an estimated $7 billion in technical debt causing increased risk to government as this debt accumulates. Much of this is due to agencies that have deferred maintenance or reduced funding for initiatives due to budgetary constraints. This tactic,