Azure Service Bus and Azure Event Hubs expand availability

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Jan

Azure Service Bus and Azure Event Hubs expand availability

Azure Service Bus and Azure Event Hubs expand availability
https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/azure-service-bus-and-azure-event-hubs-expand-availability/

The Azure Messaging team is continually working to enhance the resiliency and availability of our service offerings – Azure Service Bus, Azure Event Hubs, and Azure Event Grid. As part of this effort, in June 2018, we previewed Azure Service Bus Premium tier for Availability Zones and Azure Event Hubs Standard tier in 3 regions – Central US, East US 2, and France Central.

Today, we’re happy to announce that we’ve added Availability Zones support for Azure Service Bus Premium and Azure Event Hubs Standard in the following regions:

  • East US 2
  • West US 2
  • West Europe
  • North Europe
  • France Central
  • Southeast Asia

Availability Zones is a high availability offering by Azure that protects applications and data from datacenter failures. Availability Zones are unique physical locations within an Azure region. Each zone is made up of one or more datacenters equipped with independent power, cooling, and networking. To ensure resiliency, there’s a minimum of three separate zones in all enabled regions. The physical separation of Availability Zones within a region protects applications and data from datacenter failures. Zone-redundant services replicate your applications and data across Availability Zones to protect from single-points-of-failure.

With this, Azure Service Bus Premium and Azure Event Hubs Standard are generally available for Availability Zones, and Azure Event Hubs Standard in every Azure region that has zone redundant datacenters.

How do you enable Availability Zones on your Azure Service Bus Premium namespace or Azure Event Hubs Standard?

You can enable Availability Zones on new namespaces only. Migration of existing namespaces is not supported.

If using an ARM template to create a Service Bus Premium namespace, it is as simple as specifying an AZ supported region and setting the zoneRedundant property to true in the template.

For Azure Service Bus Premium namespace:

"resources": [{
       "apiVersion": "2018-01-01-preview",
       "name": "[parameters('serviceBusNamespaceName')]",
       "type": "Microsoft.ServiceBus/namespaces",
       "location": "[parameters('location')]",
       "sku": {
             "name": "Premium"
       },
       "properties": {
             "zoneRedundant": true
       }
}],

For Azure Event Hubs Standard namespace:

"resources": [{
       "apiVersion": "2018-01-01-preview",
       "name": "[parameters('eventHubNamespaceName')]",
       "type": "Microsoft.EventHub/namespaces",
       "location": "[parameters('location')]",
       "sku": {
             "name": "Standard"
       },
       "properties": {
             "zoneRedundant": true
       }
}],

You can also enable zone-redundancy by creating a new namespace in the Azure portal as shown below. It is important to note that you cannot disable zone redundancy after enabling it on your namespace.

Azure Service Bus Premium:

Azure Service Bus Premium in the Azure portal

Azure Event Hubs Standard:

Azure Event Hubs Standard in the Azure portal

General availability of Service Bus and Event Hubs Availability Zones

In addition to the announcements regarding Availability Zones, we’re happy to announce that we’ve added support for Azure Service Bus Premium tier in the following regions:

  • China North 2
  • China East 2
  • Australia Central
  • Australia Central 2
  • France Central
  • France South

Built on the successful and reliable foundation of Azure Service Bus messaging, we introduced Azure Service Bus Premium in 2015. The Premium tier allows our customers to provision dedicated resources for the Azure Service Bus namespace so that they can ensure greater predictability and performance for the most demanding workloads paired with an equally predictable pricing model. With Service Bus Premium Messaging, our customers benefit from the economics and operational flexibility of a multi-tenant public cloud system, while getting single-tenant reliability and predictability.

Azure Service Bus Premium also provides access to advanced enterprise features such as Availability Zones, Geo-Disaster recovery, and Virtual Network Service Endpoints along with Firewall rules. These additional features make the Premium tier tremendously valuable for customers looking for a highly reliable, resilient, and secure enterprise messaging solution.

For more information on Availability Zones:

For more information on Service Bus Premium:

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