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It’s all the buzz! HCI in your Windows Server environment

This blog post was authored by Dianna Marks, Product Marketing Manager, Windows Server Marketing. HCI is all the buzz nowadays! What exactly is HCI? Spelled out its hyperconverged infrastructure, also referred to as the software defined data center (SDDC). It ... continue reading
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Best practices in migrating SAP applications to Azure – part 2

This is the second blog in a three-part blog post series on best practices in migrating SAP to Azure. Journey to SAP S/4HANA from SAP Business Suite A common scenario where SAP customers can experience the speed and agility of ... continue reading

Cluster Sets in Windows Server 2019 – Hyperscale for Hyperconverged !!

Cluster Sets is a new feature in Windows Server 2019 that was first introduced at Ignite 2017 . Cluster Sets is the new cloud scale-out technology that increases cluster node count in a single Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) cloud ... continue reading
Disaster Recovery to Microsoft Azure – Part 2

Disaster Recovery to Microsoft Azure – Part 2

First published on TECHNET on Jun 21, 2014 Continuing from the previous blog - check out the recent TechEd NA 2014 talk @ https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2014/DCIM-B322 which includes a cool demo of this product. Love it??? Talk about it, try it and ... continue reading

Azure Site Recovery adds InMage Scout to Its Portfolio for Any Virtual and Physical Workload Disaster Recovery

First published on TECHNET on Jul 17, 2014 Azure Site Recovery with Hyper-V Replica already supports the ability to set up disaster recovery between your two Windows Server 2012+ Hyper-V data centers, or between your Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V ... continue reading
What’s new in Hyper-V Replica in Windows Server 2012 R2

What’s new in Hyper-V Replica in Windows Server 2012 R2

First published on TECHNET on Oct 22, 2013 18th October 2013 marked the General Availability of Windows Server 2012 R2. The teams have accomplished an amazing set of features in this short release cycle and Brad’s post @ http://blogs.technet.com/b/in_the_cloud/archive/2013/10/18/today-is-the-ga-for-the-cloud-os.aspx captures ... continue reading
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Achieving SQL Server HA/DR with a mix of Always On Availability Groups and SANless SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances

Introduction The topic of mixing SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances (FCI) with Always On Availability Groups (AG) is pretty well documented. However, most of the available documentation documents configurations that assume the SQL Server FCI portion of the solution utilizes ... continue reading
Azure Recovery Services Vault Management - performing a vault swap

Azure Recovery Services Vault Management – performing a vault swap

First published on TECHNET on Aug 08, 2017 In this blog post I will address some of the questions we’re receiving from customers regarding Azure Backup and Recovery Services vaults. We will focus on one of the most common Azure ... continue reading
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Azure Stack IaaS – part 3

This blog post was co-authored by David Armour Principal PM Manager, Azure Stack and Tiberiu Radu, Senior Program Manager, Azure Stack.​ Foundation of Azure Stack IaaS Remember back in the virtualization days when you had to pick a host for ... continue reading
Step-by-Step: How to configure a SQL Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster Instance in Azure

Step-by-Step: How to configure a SQL Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster Instance in Azure

Introduction If you are reading this article you probably are still using SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 and want to take advantage of the extended security updates that Microsoft is offering if you move your SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 into Azure ... continue reading