from The Azure Podcast , on 7/19/2019 , played: 95 time(s)
Senior Software Engineer Romit Girdhar and Senior PM Tolu Agunbiade dive into the new Oracle-Azure Cloud Partnership that has opened up a world of possibilities for customers that use the benefits of both clouds for applications that run on Azure but rely on Oracle databases, software and services.
Oracle Press Release: https://www.oracle.com/corporate/pressrelease/microsoft-and-oracle-to-interconnect-microsoft-azure-and-oracle-cloud-060519.html
Microsoft Press Release: https://news.microsoft.com/2019/06/05/microsoft-and-oracle-to-interconnect-microsoft-azure-and-oracle-cloud/
Ephemeral OS disks for Azure VMs
Ephemeral OS disks are created on the local virtual machine (VM) storage and not saved to the remote Azure Storage. Ephemeral OS disks work well for stateless workloads, where applications are tolerant of individual VM failures, but are more affected by VM deployment time or reimaging the individual VM instances. With Ephemeral OS disk, you get lower read/write latency to the OS disk and faster VM reimage.
The key features of ephemeral disks are:
Loads of announcements this week due to inspire - I've put a few below, but it's not exhaustive.
Protect applications and data from datacenter failures with redundancies across Availability Zones.
Blob API interoperability with Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 is now in preview
Proximity placement groups are now in preview
New 48vCPUs sizes for the Dv3, Dsv3, Ev3, Esv3, Fsv2, and Lsv2 Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) are now available so you can better match your workload requirements.
The Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure provides end-to-end guidance, best practices, documentation, and tools that cloud architects, IT professionals, and business decision makers need to successfully achieve their objectives.
Form Recognizer learns the structure of your forms to intelligently extract text and data.
Azure Lighthouse provides service providers with a single control plane to manage across customer estates with increased automation, efficiency, and governance.
Azure Migration Program, which allows customers and partners to apply to work directly with Microsoft to plan and implement Azure migration projects, is now available. Using proven Microsoft cloud adoption methodologies, tools, resources, and best practices, you’ll simplify and accelerate your Azure cloud migration with an approach that’s tailored to your organization’s unique needs.
Azure Resource Graph, which enables exploration of your resources at scale, is now generally available for all Azure customers.