Azure Government Compute

Virtual Machines

For details on this service and how to use it, see Azure Virtual Machines Sizes.

Variations

For available virtual machine sizes in Azure Government, see Products Available by Region

Data Considerations

The following information identifies the Azure Government boundary for Azure Virtual Machines:

Regulated/controlled data permitted Regulated/controlled data not permitted
Data entered, stored, and processed within a VM can contain export-controlled data. Binaries running within Azure Virtual Machines. Static authenticators, such as passwords and smartcard PINs for access to Azure platform components. Private keys of certificates used to manage Azure platform components. SQL connection strings. Other security information/secrets, such as certificates, encryption keys, master keys, and storage keys stored in Azure services. Metadata is not permitted to contain export-controlled data. This metadata includes all configuration data entered when creating and maintaining your Azure Virtual Machine. Do not enter Regulated/controlled data into the following fields: Tenant role names, Resource groups, Deployment names, Resource names, Resource tags

Virtual Machine Scale Sets

For details on this service and how to use it, see Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets documentation.

Variations

The only variation is the available sizes of Virtual Machines in Azure Government.

Batch

For details on this service and how to use it, see Azure Batch documentation.

Variations

The URLs for accessing and managing the Batch service are different:

Service Type Azure Public Azure Government
Batch *.batch.azure.com *.batch.usgovcloudapi.net

Cloud Services

For details on this service and how to use it, see Azure Cloud Services documentation.

Variations

The DNS for the Cloud Services is different:

Service Type Azure Public Azure Government
Cloud Services *.cloudapp.net *.usgovcloudapp.net

Azure Functions

The Azure Functions service is now available (General Availability) for the Azure Government environment, with some differences, which you can read about below.

Variations

The following Functions features are not currently available in Azure Government:

The URLs for Function are different:

Service Type Azure Public Azure Government
Functions .azurewebsites.net .azurewebsites.us

Service Fabric

For details on this service and how to use it, see Azure Service Fabric documentation.

Next Steps

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