Microsoft has released Azure Government Top Secret, a new cloud offering for those who need top-secret data management (Top Secret). The new offering brings together the existing Azure Cloud family available to US government users such as Azure Government and Azure Government Secret - together with Azure public cloud.
Microsoft is working with the US government. to get certified for Top Secret cloud. Company executives said on December 7 that the company has completed the creation of new clouds for Azure Government Top Secret, according to Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet.
Microsoft has also announced a new functionality for the Azure Government Secret cloud, which is used by the US Department of Defense, law enforcement and other services. The Government Secret cloud has been approved by the DoD as Impact Level 6 and Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 503. Windows Virtual Desktops are now available in Azure Government with FedRAMP High certification, Microsoft executives said.
Microsoft's Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and Azure Container Instances are already available in Government Secret. In the field of security, the Azure Sentinel, the threat management service and the Azure Security Center are also available in the Government Secret cloud.
Microsoft also announced availability zones for Azure Government today. Availability Zones. Availability zones have been created to handle data center failures through redundancy and logical isolation of services. There are also devices in the cloud, such as Azure edge-computing, Azure Modular Datacenter, and the durable versions of Azure Stack Hub, Azure Stack Edge Pro and Azure Stack Edge Mini R.
The Azure Modular Datacenter - available in Levels 5 and 6 - acquires a new high-availability network module for network durability through multiple satellite partners, as well as a high-availability power module.
The Azure Modular Datacenter is a portable version of an Azure data center that currently runs the Azure Stack and is available to government customers as well as those who need portable data centers that have the option of satellite connection.