CTT Big4 News Azure Recently #MS0011

CTT Big4 News Azure Recently #MS0011

Hello Friends, welcome to CTT News – Big4 Recently

AWS, IBM, Google & Azure – the Big4 Cloud Service providers are improving and introducing very frequently and it is hard to keep up to date ourselves without single source of information. Hence, in this series, we intend to address most important recent news of Big4 Cloud Platforms. You may save your valuable time by not searching recent updates of these cloud platforms from different individual websites. We hope, you will find this series interesting. Please visit specific Cloud provider news that you are interested in as following.

In this article, we will explore latest Azure Recently. So, lets jump on the updates.

Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 name change

With Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 Preview, get secure, scalable data lake storage for big data analytics.

Data Lake Storage Gen2 Preview is initially available in the West US 2 and West Central US regions. During the preview, usage charges will show as “ADFS” on invoices. Names will change starting September 1, 2018.

 Azure Content Delivery Network GUID migration and UoM change

Reduce load times, save bandwidth, and speed responsiveness by using Azure Content Delivery Network. It works whether you’re developing or managing websites or mobile apps, or encoding and distributing streaming media, gaming software, firmware updates, or Internet of Things (IoT) endpoints.

You currently receive 1,024 bytes in every KB of data when you use Content Delivery Network (Verizon and Akamai). Starting September 1, 2018, you’ll receive 1,000 bytes in every KB of data. We’re migrating GUIDs to align with Azure Content Delivery Network in China and with content delivery network (CDN) offerings from some of the biggest commercial CDN providers. This change will be accompanied with a corresponding price decrease to offset any price increase for customers.

Azure Container Instances now available in Australia East, East US 2, and Central US

Azure Container Instances supports Linux containers in three new regions: Australia East (New South Wales), East US 2 (Virginia), and Central US (Iowa). These additions bring the total to nine regions across the globe. Read the full region availability details.

New Azure CLI 2.0 functionality includes:

  • Specify network protocols(TCP or UDP) for container groups by using the –protocol
  • Configure Log Analyticsto store and query container logs by passing your workspace name with the –log-analytics-workspace

General availability: vCore-based purchasing model for SQL databases and elastic pools

The vCore-based purchasing model for the Azure SQL Database Elastic Pool and Single Database deployment options is generally available.

The vCore-based purchasing model reflects our commitment to customer choice by providing flexibility, control, and transparency. As an additional benefit, the vCore-based model makes the Elastic Pool and Single Database options eligible for up to 55 percent savings with the Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server.


Author: Debashree

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