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Linux Integration Services 4.0 Update

First published on TECHNET on Aug 19, 2015 We are pleased to announce an update to Linux Integration Services (LIS) version 4.0: version 4.0.11. This updated release expands to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7, CentOS 6.7, and Oracle Linux Red ... continue reading
Virtual Machine Storage Resiliency in Windows Server 2016

Virtual Machine Storage Resiliency in Windows Server 2016

First published on TECHNET on Sep 08, 2015 We live in an imperfect world, where things will go wrong. When they do, you need a private cloud which is designed to be highly available and resilient to failures in the ... continue reading

Integration components available for virtual machines not connected to Windows Update

First published on TECHNET on Jul 24, 2015 In Technical Preview, Hyper-V began delivering integration components through Windows Update ( see blog for more information ). Pushing updates through Windows Update was a good first step -- it is the ... continue reading
ExpressRoute + ASR = Efficient DR solution

ExpressRoute + ASR = Efficient DR solution

First published on TECHNET on Jul 20, 2014 Microsoft recently announced the availability of Azure ExpressRoute which enabled our customers to create a private connection between their on-premises to Microsoft Azure. This ensured that the data to Azure used an ... continue reading
Migrate Windows Server 2012R2 Virtualized Workloads to Microsoft Azure with Azure Site Recovery

Migrate Windows Server 2012R2 Virtualized Workloads to Microsoft Azure with Azure Site Recovery

First published on TECHNET on Aug 13, 2014 Azure Site Recovery not only enables a low-cost, high-capability, CAPEX-saving, and OPEX-optimizing Disaster Recovery strategy for your IT Infrastructure, it can also help you quickly and easily spin-off additional development and testing ... continue reading

Azure Site Recovery: Data Security and Privacy

First published on TECHNET on Sep 03, 2014 Microsoft is committed to ensuring the Privacy and Security of our customer’s data whenever it crosses on-premises boundaries and into Microsoft Azure. Azure Site Recovery, a cloud-based Disaster Recovery Service that enables ... continue reading
Networking 101 for Disaster Recovery to Microsoft Azure using Site Recovery

Networking 101 for Disaster Recovery to Microsoft Azure using Site Recovery

First published on TECHNET on Sep 09, 2014 Getting the networking requirements right is a critical piece in ensuring Disaster Recovery readiness of your business critical workloads. When an administrator evaluates the disaster recovery capabilities that she needs for her ... continue reading

Hyper-V integration components are available through Windows Update

First published on TECHNET on Nov 11, 2014 Starting in Windows Technical Preview, Hyper-V integration components will be delivered directly to virtual machines using Windows Update. Integration components (also called integration services) are the set of synthetic drivers which allow ... continue reading
Integration components: How we determine Windows Update applicability

Integration components: How we determine Windows Update applicability

First published on TECHNET on Nov 24, 2014 Last week we began distributing integration components through Windows Update . In the November rollup, integration components were made available to Windows Server 2012/2008R2 virtual machines along with Windows 8/7 virtual machines ... continue reading

Replicate Azure Pack IaaS Workloads to Azure using ASR

First published on TECHNET on Feb 15, 2015 A few months back, we announced Azure Site Recovery (ASR)’s integration with Azure Pack, which enabled our Service Providers to start offering Managed Disaster Recovery for IaaS Workloads using ASR and Azure ... continue reading