Azure Updates: Brazilian cloud market; Red Hat on Azure; ExpressRoute BGP; Health Data Services

May 12 2022

Building on recent data from Australia, ISG shared research on the Brazilian market. Midsize Brazilian companies are rapidly adopting Azure, and many are using Dynamics 365 to support remote work initiatives. However, in spite of lift and shift migrations, Brazilian companies are not always able to take advantage of cloud capabilities like autoscaling or serverless computing. “Many Brazilian companies have just begun moving to the cloud, which gives them a chance to take advantage of new Microsoft features. Microsoft partners are providing the support they need to take the leap,” stated Jan Erik Aase, partner and global leader, ISG Provider Lens Research

According to senior product marketing manager Garima Singh, Microsoft is adding multiple Red Hat on Azure enhancements in connection with the Red Hat Summit. Red Hat OpenShift now supports Arc-enabled SQL Managed Instance, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 will be available on May 24 along with Hybrid Benefit for Linux 3.0, and Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform will be globally available soon.

Program manager Tanu Balla explored how to streamline Azure workloads with ExpressRoute BGP community support. Microsoft added BGP in preview for Azure ExpressRoute to simplify reconfiguration of IP prefixes and route filters. Commonly customers access workloads deployed in VNets using private IP address ranges and a BGP session over a private connection, or by setting up a hybrid network architecture. In a bid to simplify routing, Microsoft has introduced the option to set custom BGP community values and access pre-defined regional BGP community values.

Microsoft highlighted its Digital Crimes Unit, which combats ransomware and malware with a team of experts and machine learning. The DCU has disrupted 25 different botnets to date as well as remediated 500 million victims worldwide.

Senior program manager Janna Templin shared how Azure Health Data Services is being used to support people with diabetes. Annually, diabetic foot complications cost over $46 billion worldwide, totaling more than the five most expensive cancers. To improve patient care, Microsoft is integrating patient monitoring tools with Health Data Services, in partnership with Sensoria Health. Templin wrote:

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