Microsoft has announced the latest milestone in its global expansion of Azure, with general availability of Azure in the Australia region next week. By the end of 2014, Microsoft Azure will be operational in 19 regions around the world. The company also announced its G-series of virtual machines and premium storage for Microsoft Azure.
Powered by the latest Intel Xeon processors, the G-series would be the largest virtual machines available in the public cloud to date, while Azure Premium Storage will provide high performance per virtual machine. Together they will deliver the enterprise-grade scale and performance that enterprises and developers need to run the most demanding workloads in their cloud hosting environments.