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Azure Flash News Episode #74 - 8/30/2019

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Azure Load Balancer becomes more efficient

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-load-balancer-becomes-more-efficient/

Azure introduced an advanced, more efficient Load Balancer platform in late 2017. This platform adds a whole new set of abilities for customer workloads using the new Standard Load Balancer. One of the key additions the new Load Balancer platform brings, is a simplified, more predictable and efficient outbound connectivity management.

Latency is the new currency of the Cloud: Announcing 31 new Azure edge sites

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/latency-is-the-new-currency-of-the-cloud-announcing-31-new-azure-edge-sites/

The latency when accessing cloud-based services can be the inhibitor to cloud adoption or migration. In most cases, this is caused by commercial internet connections that aren’t tailored to today’s global cloud needs. Through deployment and operation of globally and strategically placed edge sites, Microsoft dramatically accelerates the performance and experience when you are accessing apps, content, or services such as Azure and Office 365 on the Microsoft global network.

Microsoft Azure available from new cloud regions in Switzerland

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-azure-available-from-new-cloud-regions-in-switzerland/

Today, we’re announcing the availability of Azure from our new cloud regions in Switzerland. These new regions and our ongoing global expansion are in response to customer demand as more industry leaders choose Microsoft’s cloud services to further their digital transformations. As we enter new markets, we work to address scenarios where data residency is of critical importance, especially for highly regulated industries seeking the compliance standards and extensive security offered by Azure.

Harnessing the power of the Location of Things with Azure Maps

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/harnessing-the-power-of-the-location-of-things-with-azure-maps/

Today, we’re unveiling a cross-Azure IoT collaboration simplifying the use of location and spatial intelligence used in conjunction with IoT messaging. The result is the means for customers to use Azure IoT services to stay better informed about their “things” in terms of space. Azure IoT customers can now implement IoT spatial analytics using Azure Maps. Providing spatial intelligence to IoT devices means greater insights into not just what’s happening, but where it’s happening.

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Produced by Emily Mackmiller

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