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Business Continuity with Azure - Backup

Business Continuity with Azure – Backup

As someone who has worked in IT departments and an IT consultant for a Managed Service Provider (MSP), Business Continuity plans are something I’ve been involved in quite a lot. Either recovering from a threat or designing a solution that ... continue reading

Migrate to Azure: Save now, be future ready

The global health crisis has transformed the way we work and live. Remote work has surged across industries, and the ability to scale and manage your business from anywhere has become essential. As our customers are moving beyond resolving immediate ... continue reading
Cross Region Restore (CRR) for Azure Virtual Machines using Azure Backup

Cross Region Restore (CRR) for Azure Virtual Machines using Azure Backup

Today we're introducing the preview of Cross Region Restore (CRR) for Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) support using Microsoft Azure Backup. Azure Backup uses Recovery Services vault to hold customers' backup data which offers both local and geographic redundancy. To ... continue reading
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Three things to remember when migrating servers to Azure

Over the last few years, I have spoken to customers who are either looking to expand their datacenter into Azure or move their workloads into Azure instead of hosting them on prem. Often the workloads they are looking to host ... continue reading
How to manage Windows Server 2019 like a boss

How to manage Windows Server 2019 like a boss

I traveled to a couple of Microsoft Ignite The Tour stops and was not just presenting but also speaking to a lot of IT admins around the globe. I was surprised at how many didn't know about our new Windows ... continue reading
Azure CLI Tip - Use AI to find az commands

Azure CLI Tip – Use AI to find az commands

The Azure command-line interface (Azure CLI) is a great way to create and manage Azure resources. Azure CLI is available on Windows, macOS, and Linux, and it supports managing resources across Azure services and gets you working quickly with Azure, ... continue reading
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Azure Backup support for SQL Server 2019 and Restore as files

As SQL Server 2019 continues to push the boundaries of availability, performance, and data intelligence, a centrally managed, enterprise-scale backup solution is imperative to ensure the protection of all that data. This is especially true if you are running the ... continue reading
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SAP on Azure–Designing for availability and recoverability

This is the third in a four-part blog series on Designing a great SAP on Azure Architecture. Robust SAP on Azure Architectures are built on the pillars of security, performance and scalability, availability and recoverability, efficiency and operations. We covered ... continue reading
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How does Azure Stack HCI fit into Hybrid Cloud Services?

A couple of months ago the Azure team announced a new member of the Azure Stack family called Azure Stack HCI solutions. Azure Stack HCI is a hyper-converged Windows Server 2019 cluster that uses validated hardware to run virtualized workloads ... continue reading
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Beat SQL Server 2008/R2 End of Support by moving to Azure VM for three years of free security update

Today, On July 9, 2019, support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 ended. But there is still time to protect those workloads by rehosting to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance to run on latest version of SQL Server or ... continue reading