Azure in-depth series: Azure updates 25 October 2021

Categories: Azure

Jonathan Harris, Cobweb Solutions Architect, writes…

This week’s Azure updates are as follows:

Azure Stack Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) – Feature updates now Generally Available

  • Azure Stack HCI is a hyperconverged clustering solution that uses validated hardware to run virtualized workloads on-premises, making it easy for customers to consolidate aging infrastructure and connect to Azure for cloud services.
  • More information on the new features can be found in the link below:

Azure NetApp Files Cross-Region Replication

Azure Monitor Query Software Development Kit (SDK) – Now Generally Available

Web Visual Studio Code

AVD Autoscale – In Preview

  • Azure Virtual Desktop autoscaling is now available in the Azure portal, in preview.
  • Autoscaling is used to power on or off AVD VMs to optimise running costs, based on day, time and session limits per host.
  • Previously autoscaling was implemented using scripts.
  • More information can be found in the link below: