The disk bursting capability was first introduced last year, alongside new Azure disk variants. Today, all of the aforementioned are being made generally available, after a few months in preview.
The latest release of Azure Storage Explorer bumps the service to version 1.10.0. With this update, the option to easily backup and restore VMs using disk support is being offered.
The new managed disks service has reached GA in some U.S., European, and Asian regions. It becomes the fourth persistent disk offering in Azure, and was first unveiled at Ignite last year.
Microsoft has announced several new storage services, many of which are backed by solid state disks, while the first of two new Azure VM offerings with GPU optimization has entered public preview.