Improve connectivity and security with networking services that help you accelerate service delivery, optimize traffic and privacy, and shield VMs from common threats. New networking services in Azure Government include Azure Bastion, Azure Private Link, Azure Front Door, Azure Content Delivery Network,
This post was contributed by Susie Adams, Chief Technology Officer Microsoft Federal, and Diego Lapiduz, Chief Information Security Architect – Azure Government at Microsoft.
Many government customers that are working to optimize security in the cloud have asked for guidance on how to align with the policies set by the Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) Initiative.
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,
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 memory utilization
The App Service Environment can be deployed with an internet accessible endpoint or with an endpoint on a private address in your Azure Virtual Network.
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,
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,
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,
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.