Azure Government

Updates for building solutions across Microsoft's Clouds for Government

Announcing General Availability of Managed Disks in Microsoft Azure Government Cloud 

(image) 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 ...

Region to Region preview is now available in Azure Government

We are excited to announce the preview of disaster recovery for Azure IaaS virtual machines (VMs) using Azure Site Recovery (ASR) in Azure Government. You can now easily replicate and protect IaaS based applications running on Azure to a different Azure Government region of your choice within a geographical cluster without deploying any ...

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 ...

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...

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: Any workload which does not need as much memory or local SSD per CPU core will benefit from the value of the F-Series VMs. Due to the price-performance value, ...

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 ...