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Mar312018

Microsoft Azure Availability Zones for Datacenter Failure Protection Hits GA

Microsoft Azure Availability Zones which aims to provide the most comprehensive resiliency strategy for the cloud services is now generall available as on Friday.

With this launch, Microsoft Azure now offers a comprehensive resiliency strategy in the cloud industry from mitigating rack level failures with availability sets to protecting against large scale events with failover to separate regions, the company stated.

Availability Zones increase fault tolerance within a region with physically separated locations, each with independent power, network, and cooling.

First announced at the Microsoft Ignite 2017, the Availability Zones rolling out beginning with select regions in the United States and Europe, and providing an industry-leading 99.99% SLA “when virtual machines are running in two or more Availability Zones in the same region,” Microsoft wrote.

Moving forward, Availability Zones will get added to additional geographies, said Microsoft.

Microsoft Azure Availability Zones

In other Microsoft Cloud news, Azure Government Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP) program is growing to include more partners enabling them to re-sell Azure Government.

For a complete list of all authorized CSPs, which can sell Azure Government, check this page.

Dynatrace Managed Instance is now available for Azure Government. It utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) to understand complexities of performance in hyper-dynamic cloud environment to provide full stack, all-in-one monitoring and operations analytics for public sector at massive scale.

Dynatrace as it natively integrates with Microsoft Azure and embeds its OneAgent technology directly into the Azure infrastructure. One-click deployment via Azure Government portal delivers the full picture of the entire IT environment within 5 minutes.

Below is an image of Dynatrace dashboard:

Microsoft Azure Government Dynatrace Dashboard

Azure Functions portal experience is now available in Azure Government and allows you to create, manage and monitor your functions.

You can develop using C#, F# or JavaScript and integrate with a wide variety of services using triggers and bindings.

To create an Azure Function in the portal, click on + Create a resource and search for Function App, see this image below:

Azure Fucntions in Microsoft Azure Government

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