At IBC 2014, Microsoft is showcasing the new Microsoft Azure services that allow developers, IT pros and businesses maximize the opportunities in the cloud.
The new services include Live Streaming, Content Protection, Indexer, Enterprise-class Web Services, greater price performance and business continuity with database services, Azure API management to reach more customers and channels with APIs.
Microsoft also previewed Role Based Access Control, which empowers administrators to manage access rights to users and groups by assigning roles to them at the subscription or resources levels.
The Live Streaming solution was already used at the 2014 Winter Olympics and 2014 FIFA World Cup. The solution is now available in preview.
Microsoft is also previewing Content Protection offering that features both static and dynamic encryption with a range of industry-standard encryption options, including PlayReady DRM and Clearkey AES 128-bit encryption.
Indexer is the service that allows you to index the media library quickly.
Under Enterprise class Web Services, Microsoft announced Azure Websites, an enterprise-class cloud service for developing, testing, and running corporate websites, business applications, and digital marketing campaigns.
With VPN Support, customers can securely connect to any provisioned VM’s or Cloud Services inside a virtual network.
A Scalable CMS (WordPress) in the App Gallery, another innovation, helps enterprises set up robust CMS backed sites.
At IBC 2014, Microsoft also announced the general availability of Azure SQL Database service tiers—Basic, Standard, and Premium. Microsoft promises 99.99 percent uptime SLA, up to 50 percent off on previously announced prices, and hourly billing for greater flexibility and budget management.
To reach more customers and channels with APIs, Microsoft announced the general availability of Azure API Management with better security and scalability.
An innovation in Azure preview portal — Role Based Access Control — empowers customers to manage fine-grained access to your Azure resources. The solution gives access to Active Directory users and groups at the subscription or resource groups or individual resources level.