Microsoft Azure Rolls Out Largest Disk Sizes in Preview

Azure Government, Supporting Critical Missions with the NIST CSF. New Azure Disks sizes - which provide up to 4TB of disk space launched.

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Microsoft has integrated the National Institute of Standards & Technology's (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework into its enterprise risk-management program to inform and influence security risk practices.

Last week, the company had released an Azure Blueprint Customer Responsibilities Matrix for the NIST CSF which paves a clear path for agencies to comply with the order.

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework enables teams across the company to share a better understanding of Microsoft security capabilities. The framework facilitates conversations about the maturity of enterprise-level security, helping structure and maintain consistent security methodology and terminology.

"The NIST Cybersecurity Framework is also a key component in how we track security assurance and communicate about security maturity," writes the team.

Microsoft also rolled out preview of new Azure disk sizes – which provide up to 4TB of space and deliver the ability to perform up to 250 megabytes per second (MBps) of storage throughput and 7,500 I/O operations per second (IOPS).

Two new disk sizes are available to use now in the West U.S. Central Region using Azure Powershell and CLIs through ARM:

  • P40 (2TB) and P50 (4TB) for Managed/unmanaged Premium Disks;
  • S40 (2TB) and S50 (4TB) for Standard Managed Disks.
Microsoft Azure Virtual Disk Sizes
Azure Virtual Disk Sizes

In the coming months, Microsoft will expand the availability and roll out the Azure Portal support around the world in more regions.

Additionally, new versions of the Azure tools to support upload of VHDs more than 1TB will be rolling out as well.