Microsoft has announced new Windows Azure services.

As part of these new services, you will find Hyper V on Cloud (Windows Azure Virtual Machines), virtual network (Windows Azure Virtual Network), web sites (Windows Azure Web Sites) and more.

Moreover, Windows Azure services will be available to more countries (48 new countries).

Windows Azure Virtual Machines

Virtual Machines give you application mobility, allowing you to move your virtual hard disks (VHDs) back and forth between on-premises and the cloud.   Migrate existing workloads such as Microsoft SQL Server or Microsoft SharePoint to the cloud, bring your own customized Windows Server or Linux images, or select from a gallery.

As a common virtualization file format, VHD has been adopted by hundreds of vendors and is a freely available specification covered under the Microsoft Open Specification Promise.

 

Windows Azure Virtual Network

Virtual Network lets you provision and manage virtual private networks (VPNs) in Windows Azure as well as securely extend on-premises networks into the cloud.  It provides control over network topology, including configuration of IP addresses, routing tables and security policies and uses the industry-standard IPSEC protocol to provide a secure connection between your corporate VPN gateway and Windows Azure.

 

Windows Azure Web Sites

Build web sites and applications with this highly elastic solution supporting .NET, Node.js, and PHP while using common deployment techniques like Git and FTP.  Windows Azure Web Sites will also allow easy deployment of open source applications like WordPress, Joomla!, DotNetNuke, Umbraco, and Drupal to the cloud with a few clicks.

 

To know more and take advantage of these offers, go to http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/