Quick post to summerize some of the new Azure Announcements at AzureCON 2015 event.
– 3 New Azure Datacentres Announced (3 in India), with this Microsoft has more datacentre than Google and AWS combined (24 Regions around the world)
– New N-Series VMs which has GPU Capabilities – for graphics-intensive workloads
– New next generation D Series Virtual Machines (DV2 – 35% Faster than D series VMs)
– Azure Security Centre Announced – to be made available later this year
– New Azure Pre-Purchase Billing Plan, starting 1st December
– Azure SQL Data Warehouse now available in Public Preview (First enterprise-class cloud data warehouse)
– General availability of ExpressRoute for Office 365 and Skype for Business
– General availability of Azure File Storage. Geo-replicated managed File Share with SMB 3.0 protocol.
– General availability for Azure Backup for Application workloads, which supports direct backup of SQL Server, SharePoint and Microsoft Dynamics without having to deploy DPM 2012.
– New Azure Resource Health service which exposes Health Services for VMs, Websites and SQL Databases to quickly identify root cause. This service will be public preview in October
– Azure IoT Suite is now available for Internet of Things projects
– Azure Containers – Preview to be made available later this year
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