Microsoft has presented some new features for administrative tasks in Azure on its house fair Ignite. In a public preview, Azure Automation is now available, which simplifies the operation of virtual machines. So far, the provider had pronounced the Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure Concrete Recommendations, how users should configure their VMs for secure operation.
Thanks to Azure Automation, a coarse part of these recommendations should be implemented automatically in the future: Administrators can register virtual machines here and depending on the purpose – to start the tool, Microsoft provides two profiles for productive and testing and developing machines – takes the software different settings. For example, due to its typically short lifetime, developer VMs do not receive automatic backup with azure backup, but those for productive use already.
In the Preview version, automakage can first handle Windows Server only. Linux, however, should be the blog entry to Microsoft.Com will follow com soon.
Everything in the azure portal
Azure ARC, Microsoft’s Tool FURS Administer a multi-cloud environment, also obtain an update. On the one hand, the Azure Arc Enabled Servers are now officially available, with which users run physical and virtualized Windows and Linux systems running in the data center or in other clouds, centrally manage and monitor the Azure Portal. In addition, the Azure Arc Enabled Data Services bring the database services Azure SQL Managed Instance and Azure PostgreSQL Hyperscale on request in foreign environments.
With Azure Arc, a bow to other cloud and edge computing providers such as AWS and VMware tension, so that customers can manage selected services in these cloud environments with the same tools and guidelines they are already used by Azure. In addition, some Azure services with Azure ARC can also be operated in other clouds. Microsoft had presented Azure Arc for the first time in November 2019.