Dec 24, 2020

What's new in Azure, Build 2020 (Day 2)

Build 2020 day 2, kick started on 20th May as a virtual event. On second day of the event covers tons of updates and announcements around Azure.

Following are some of the key developments.

AZURE ARC ENABLE KUBERNETES CLUSTERS NOW IN PUBLIC PREVIEW

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Microsoft released the public preview for Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes. This includes the Open Shift offering, across their data centers, multi-cloud, and Azure Stack Hub.

Azure Arc extends Azure Resource Manager capabilities to Linux and Windows servers, as well as Kubernetes clusters on any infrastructure across on-premises, multi-cloud, and edge. With Azure Arc, customers can also run Azure data services anywhere, realizing the benefits of cloud innovation, including always up-to-date data capabilities, deployment in seconds (rather than hours), and dynamic scalability on any infrastructure.

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Learn more about Azure Kubernetes Service

AZURE CONTAINER REGISTRY DIAGNOSTIC LOGS AND  SUPPORT FOR AZURE PRIVATE LINK AND FIREWALL GENERALLY AVAILABLE

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Azure Container Registry logs use Azure Monitor to collect resource logs for:

Followings events are logged from the diagnostic logs

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Azure Private Link enhances the security of accessing the Azure Container Registry by assigning a private IP and routing traffic within customer define network. This allows to control any ingress and egress traffic.

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AZURE KEY VAULT SERVICE ENHANCEMENTS

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Azure Key Vault is a service for secrets management, certificate management and encryption key management. Azure Key Vault is backed by FIPS validated hardware modules (HSM).

What's New?

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AZURE MONITOR ENHANCEMENTS

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Azure Monitor provides end to end observability for applications and infrastructure in a hybrid environment. Azure Monitor can be used to monitor on-premises workloads. Azure Monitor provides out of the box telemetry and rich insights that can easily be configured and managed at scale.

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AZURE ACTIVE DIRECTORY SUPPORT IN AZURE DATABASE FOR MYSQL & POSTGRESQL

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Azure Active Directory support for MySQL and PostgreSQL are now in general availability. This helps administrators to sign in to databases securely using Active Directory credentials and manage credentials in a central place. For consistent role management, manage database access using Active Directory groups, as well as Active Directory applications.

Few benefits of using AAD authentication


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AZURE SECURITY CENTER NEW CAPABILITIES

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Azure Security Center (ASC) provides enhanced security for Azure workloads and work as an infrastructure security management system. ASC increases the security posture of customers' data centers and provides advanced threat protection. ASC works across any cloud provider and on-premises as well.

New announcements for Azure Security Center.

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AZURE NETAPP FILES - NEW CERTIFICATION, INCREASED SLA, EXPANDED REGIONAL AVAILABILITY

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Azure NetApp Files is a service NetApp storage provides with partnered with Azure. Azure NetApp files provide enterprise-class, high-performance, metered file storage for the customers who required storage performance as on-premises. Azure NetApp files supported any workload types such as SAP, Oracle, Kubernetes, etc.

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That concludes this post on what new in Azure for the #Build2020. For similar content keep watch on this space for more updates.

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