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Achieve faster backups using tiered storage with DPM and MABS!

Hi Everyone! Sujay here from the Program Management team for System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) and Microsoft Azure Backup Server (MABS)    While talking to DPM and MABS customers I come across many questions around the tiered storage requirement ... continue reading
In-place sharing with Azure Data Share.

Share big data at scale with Azure Data Share in-place sharing for Azure Data Explorer

This post was co-authored by Jie Feng Principal Program Manager, and Sumi Venkitaraman Senior Product Manager, Microsoft Azure. Microsoft Azure Data Share is an open, easy, and secure way to share data at scale by enabling organizations to share data ... continue reading
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Fine tuning backup storage costs on SQL Managed Instance

In the previous article, we have explained how automated backups on Azure SQL Managed Instance work, how backups piles up, and some of the ways you contribute to such pile up. We have also explained how associated costs for excess ... continue reading
Creating a traditional Windows Server Failover Cluster in Azure

Creating a traditional Windows Server Failover Cluster in Azure

Hello Folks, As we announced last month (Announcing the general availability of Azure shared disks and new Azure Disk Storage enhancements) Azure shared disks are now generally available. Shared disks, is the only shared block storage in the cloud that ... continue reading

Introducing the next generation of Azure Stack HCI

Scott Hanselman sits down with Cosmos Darwin to learn about Azure Stack HCI, which is a new host operating system for hyperconverged infrastructure. Delivered as an Azure service, Azure Stack HCI provides the latest and up to date security, performance, ... continue reading
iewing Azure Monitor for VM map for an Arc enabled server

Monitoring Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes and servers

Azure Arc is a preview service that enables users to create and attach Kubernetes clusters both inside and outside of Azure. Azure Arc also enables the user to manage Windows and Linux machines outside of Azure the same way native ... continue reading
Traditional Failover Clustering in Azure

Traditional Failover Clustering in Azure

Hello folks, Last month I presented a session during the “Windows Server webinar miniseries - Month of Cloud Essentials”. The session was on how to create highly available apps with Azure VMs. Following the session I was asked about setting ... continue reading

Calculating Application Availability in the Cloud

When deploying business critical applications in the cloud you want to make sure they are highly available. The good news is that if you plan properly, you can achieve 99.99% (4-nines) of availability or more. However, calculating your true availability ... continue reading
One Ops Question: How can I simplify management of my Windows Servers on-prem and Azure?

One Ops Question: How can I simplify management of my Windows Servers on-prem and Azure?

Today Sarah answers a questions that is on every on-prem IT person. When you have systems in all kinds of different location and platform how do you keep track of them all without going nuts? how do you tame the ... continue reading

Unlock your free Azure replica for SQL Server with DH2i

Are you aware that you may be entitled to a free SQL Server license in the cloud for disaster recovery? Recently-announced licensing benefits enable this scenario, and a third-party offering from DH2i can help you set up this configuration to ... continue reading