Azure Government

Insights, how-tos and updates for building solutions on Microsoft's cloud for US government

Why cloud for state and local government?

With rapid technological advances, cities can now transform into smart cities with enhanced and interactive citizen services, better living, and increased economic growth. You can learn more about these opportunities by watching our on-demand webinar, The Benefits of Moving to the Cloud for State and Local Governments. Despite the many ...

Azure Security Center coming to Azure Government

While cyber threats affect every organization and every individual, governments face unique challenges. Today, we are announcing Azure Security Center, which provides unified security management and advanced threat protection for hybrid cloud workloads, will be coming to Azure Government. From simplified management to new ways to block and ...

Announcing General Availability of Managed Disks in Microsoft Azure Government Cloud 

We're pleased to announce General Availability of Managed Disks in the Microsoft Azure Government Cloud. Managed Disks are available in USGov Virginia, USGov Texas, USGov Arizona, USDoD Central and USDoD East Azure US Government regions.  Azure Managed Disks simplifies disk management for Azure IaaS VMs by managing the storage accounts ...

Announcing General Availability of Blob Storage (Hot/Cool) in US Gov Virginia

We are happy to announce the generally availability of Blob Storage accounts in US Gov Virginia. The feature is now enabled in three regions including the recently announced US Gov Arizona and US Gov Texas. Blob storage accounts are specialized storage accounts for storing your unstructured data as blobs (objects) in Azure Storage. With Blob...

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 ...

General availability of Storage Service Encryption and “Secure transfer required”

*Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of Storage Service Encryption for Azure Files Storage, as well as the "Secure transfer required" feature now being supported in the Azure Government Storage account. Storage Service Encryption for Azure File Storage Azure File Storage is a fully managed service providing distributed ...

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