Asides from the great news that Azure is widely available in the Middle East with the launch of Microsoft data centers in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, comes a series of major updates to this powerful cloud computing service. Here’s a snapshot of what more you can achieve by advancing with Azure:
Azure's ever-expanding collection of cloud services help SMEs overcome challenges and they can relax in the knowledge that they'll always be ahead of the curve through regular updates.
Security in Charge
A Web Application Firewall for Azure Front Door means you can define security policies, block, forward, allow, or limit access to web applications. What’s more a new Log Analytics agent is now available for increased reliability and stability.
Bots are better with Azure
The new Q&A Maker feature lets you create a troubleshooting bot that can use multiple questions and dialogue turns.
Putting Code to the Test
Azure Dev Spaces are now available for the Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) which lets developer teams test code end-to-end without replication or mock-up dependencies. Various parts of an application can also be debugged simultaneously.
Azure SQL Database Hyperscale
The highly scalable Azure SQL Database Hyperscale now has a new service tier to support single databases. This means the database can grow organically, accommodating up to 100TB.
Thanks to the recently introduced Dynamic Thresholds (DT) you no longer need to identify and set thresholds for alerts manually. DT employs advanced Machine Learning to monitor historical behavior and spot any patterns or anomalies that could suggest potential service issues.
IoT Hub becomes Eventful
The IoT Hub has grown as an event source. The Event Grid can now be used to subscribe to device telemetry events to simplify the whole process.
Azure Container Registry - Helm 3
Helm 3 support is available in preview to improve the storing of Helm 3 charts, enhancing security and gaining a new LUA-based scripting engine.
Adaptive Network Hardening
Adaptive network hardening for the Azure Security Center has been introduced to allow the app to identify any network traffic and connectivity patterns and provide NSG rule recommendations for any internet-facing virtual machines.
Power ahead with Azure NetApp files
The new Azure NetApp Files – an immensely powerful storage service – now allows you to run your most demanding workloads without any coding modifications.
Now, there's even more reasons to take advantage of Microsoft Azure.
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