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MICROSOFT AZURE

 

AZURE DEVOPS SERVER 2019 RC2 NOW AVAILABLE

In January Microsoft announced that Azure DevOps RC2, the last planned pre-release before the final release of Azure DevOps Server 2019, is now available. New features enable users to:

  • Integrate GitHub Enterprise repositories with Azure Boards
  • Configure builds using YAML
  • Draft pull requests

 

Azure DevOps Server 2019 RC2

Integrate GitHub Enterprise repositories with Azure Boards. Source: Microsoft

 

AZURE DATA BOX DISK NOW GENERALLY AVAILABLE

Back in July, Microsoft announced the release of Azure Data Box Disk, the lower capacity, easier-to-use alternative to Data Box. In January they revealed that the SSD-disk based option for offline transfer to Azure is now generally available! The disk promises to be easy to order and use, offers fast data transfer and is highly secure. You can have a read of the announcement here.

 

NEW FEATURES FOR AZURE MIGRATE AND AZURE SITE RECOVERY ANNOUNCED

Microsoft have listened to our woes and have added new features to Azure Migrate and Azure Site Recovery that will help in your lift and shift migration journey.

Azure Migrate is now enabled in two new geographies, Azure Government and Europe, with plans for other geographies in the pipeline.

Azure Site Recovery has had several enhancements made to it including:

  • Support for physical servers with UEFI boot type
  • Linux disk support
  • Migration from anywhere

 

MICROSOFT LAUNCHES AZURE DEVOPS BOUNTY PROGRAM

Does a $20,000 bounty reward from Microsoft sound appealing to you? We thought it might! In January Microsoft launched their Azure DevOps Bounty Program where researchers can identify security vulnerabilities in targeted Azure DevOps services and products and get up to anywhere between $500 and $20,000 for qualified submissions! Find out how to get started now.

 

IN OTHER NEWS:

Azure Monitor for containers support for AKS-engine in public preview

In development: AKS cluster auto-upgrade

Microsoft announces public preview of email one-time passcodes for Azure AD B2B Collaboration

 

 

WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT AZURE?

Join us on 7/8 March for a two-day challenge-oriented hack supported by Microsoft where participants will be assigned to teams and attempt to solve a series of tasks to build up a complete working solution. The event is intended for technical architects and developers who want to pick up new skills, learn by being hands-on and work with others to share skills & ideas to collectively steer the team in the right direction.

 

AMAZON WEB SERVICES

 

AWS LAUNCHES MONGODB COMPATIBLE ALTERNATIVE

Last year MongoDB introduced a server-side public licence. In response, AWS have introduced Amazon DocumentDB – a fast, scalable, highly available and fully managed document database service that supports MongoDB workloads. Developers can still use the same MongoDB application code they already use in their MongoDB applications. However, all the underlying infrastructure is now managed by AWS. We’re guessing MongoDB is going to have some choice words to say about this!

 

Amazon DocumentDB

Migrate your on-premises MongoDB workloads to the cloud. Source: AWS

 

 

AMAZON RDS FOR ORACLE NOW SUPPORTS T3 INSTANCE TYPES

Amazon made an exciting announcement in January when they informed us all that we can now launch T3 instance types when using Amazon RDS for Oracle! Easily scale up to this new instance by modifying your existing DV instance in the AWS Management Console.  

 

INTRODUCING AWS BACKUP

The fully managed backup service promises to make it easy to centralize and automate the back up of data across AWS services in the cloud as well as on premises. Unfortunately, AWS Backup is only available in Ireland right now but keep your eye out, it won’t be long until it hits the rest of the EU!

 

AWS Backup

How AWS Backup works. Source: AWS

 

IN OTHER NEWS:

Amazon EKS announces 99.9% Service Level Agreement

AWS CodePipeline now supports deploying to Amazon S3

AWS Fargate gets a significant price reduction

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Izzi Fuller

Izzi Fuller

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Izzi heads up the N4Stack Marketing function and loves getting stuck into writing - whether its a blog, collateral or website content.

She took a leap into the world of Data, DevOps and Cloud after previously working with SaaS in the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare prior to that.

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