Microsoft Azure to add additional security with new local storage features

Microsoft Azure customers will now be able to create Ephemeral OS disks

Ephemeral OS disks are a type of disc created on local virtual machine storage that is not saved to remote Azure storage

This latest feature from Microsoft could help ensure high levels of confidentiality for data

Information stored on these types of disks will never be sent to an offsite data center

Ephemeral OS disks are ideal for stateless applications, where no client data generated in one session is used in the next session

The disks support Microsoft Azure’s Trusted Launch feature, but only in certain regions and certain VM sizes

Ephemeral OS disks are free, and customers incur no storage cost for making new disks

Ephemeral disks are currently available in all regions

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