Azure VNet Address Translation, Lition Blockchain and Azure Stack Kubernetes support
All outbound connectivity uses the public IP address and or public IP prefix, which is connected to the virtual network address translation or Nat outbound connectivity is possible without a load balancer or public IP addresses directly attached to virtual machines. That’s cool. The service is fully managed, highly resilient and is current available in Europe West Japan East, US East 2, West, West 2 and West central.
If you’re looking to use blockchain technology with Azure, there is a new option. Available in the Azure marketplace, the Lition commercial blockchain can be used with your existing Azure infrastructure. This is another step for Microsoft to further promote blockchain technology. With Lition on Azure anyone can deploy side chains or join the network as a validator through preconfigured settings on Azure that are available with a click of a button.
This eliminates the need for setting up local servers and manually installing nodes. No, this is not Bitcoins and no, you cannot mine cryptocurrency with it. If you want to know more about what blockchain is, check out Future of Tech on the ACG platform as well. We don’t often hear much about Azure stack. Oh, what is it you ask? Well, exactly. Azure stack is your own personal pocket version of Azure. Well, if you have really, really big pockets, I guess.
Azure stack is an on-prem data center or edge self install version of Azure that you manage and maintain. You order it online and it arrives on 614 floppy disks for you to use. This week Azure stack received Kubernetes support, so you can now also use the container orchestration tool that is taking over the world. Oh, want to know what Kubernetes is? Well, check out our monthly show with Nigel Poulton.
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