Virtual machines get a new feature called disk bursting, Azure Front Door and Azure Cache for Redis – Yes, I am early. I know I wasn’t supposed to be on this week for another couple of days, but this week is also Microsoft build, which I will attend virtually along with thousands of other people all going well. I will return later this week with some highlights from the event. No promises though. On this episode of the show, Virtual Machines get a new feature called Disc Bursting.
There’s a rules engine for Azure front door and some new Azure cache for Redis capabilities and that’s cache, not cash. I almost don’t care what Disc Bursting is. In fact, I think I’d rather not know and just make stuff up. Pay extra to make your competitors VMs blow up? No.
A disk bursting out of its rack to save the day. Well unfortunately I did read up on what it is so I have to tell you it’s a new feature that allows you a virtual machine to burst its disc IO and throughput performance for a short time daily to handle unforeseen spiky disk traffic smoothly and process batch jobs with speed. Spiky bursting the best kind.
The feature is now enabled on all Azure Lsv2-series virtual machines with support for more virtual machine types and families to come soon. This feature doesn’t cost anything extra and comes enabled by default. Azure Front Door is a content delivery network or CDN on steroids. It gives you the speed benefits of a CDN combined with increased security features and the use of Microsoft’s global network infrastructure.
Front Door now has a new rules engine in preview. We use rules engine to customize how HTTP requests are handled at the edge. Different combinations of match conditions and actions give you specific control over which users get which content dynamically serving content based on incoming requests. It’s pretty neat.
This week Microsoft and Redis labs announced a new partnership for bringing native development and support to the Azure Cache for Redis service. This means Azure users will be able to access modules for Redis such as Redis search RedisBloom, RedisTimeSeries, which provides new data structures that will further enable use cases like data analytics and machine learning.
If you use Redis Cache (not cash) and want to try these new features out, then you can’t, well yet a preview
is expected out later this year. As I mentioned at the top of the show, Microsoft Build is on, it’s a hundred percent virtual online event that is free to attend.
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