Azure Updates: Virtual WAN; VMs; HDInsights; VPN Gateways

November 29 2021

Principal program manager Reshmi Yandapalli highlighted ways to improve connectivity, routing and security with Azure Virtual WAN. To configure connectivity, Microsoft is offering custom traffic selectors, packet capture, remote user connectivity, advanced routing, and a gated preview of BGP peering. Additionally, Fortinet and Versa are providing solutions intended to help customers with connectivity.

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Customers transforming their networks by migrating to Azure cloud or utilizing hybrid deployments shared between Azure and their traditional data center or on-premises networks, take advantage of Azure Virtual WAN for scalability, ease of deployment, reduced IT costs, low latency, transit functionalities, high performance, and advanced routing. 

Microsoft is introducing new DCv3-series VMs in Europe West and North, in public preview. The VMs use Intel Software Guard Extensions and Intel Total Memory Encryption-Multi Key for data encryption. Simultaneously, Microsoft issued a public preview of DCasv5 and ECasv5-series VMs, with support for full state encryption.

Among geographic updates, HDInsight is available in a new Sweden Central region, while VMware Solution is GA in France Central. A new datacenter is planned for Belgium.

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