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When running SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines using Azure Hybrid Benefit, you are entitled to license one additional passive secondary instance of SQL Server for High Availability for free and one additional passive instance of SQL Server for Disaster Recovery for free.

New SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines and Azure SQL Managed Instance DR benefits

Customers who are running their SQL Server workloads using SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines and Azure SQL Managed Instance are now eligible for new high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) benefits. These are in addition to existing HA/DR ... continue reading
An indoor stadium basketball hoop, the Microsoft Azure logo, and text sit on top of a dark background. The text reads: NBA ramps up fan excitement with reimagined modern apps. Read the customer story.

NBA and Microsoft team up to transform fan experiences with cloud application modernization

There’s nothing quite like watching a basketball game and cheering on your favorite team as they battle it out for points before the buzzer sounds. From the players and employees to the technology, all need to work in lockstep to ... continue reading
How to use Azure Site Recovery (ASR) to replicate a Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC) that uses SIOS DataKeeper for cluster storage

How to use Azure Site Recovery (ASR) to replicate a Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC) that uses SIOS DataKeeper for cluster storage

Intro So you have built a SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance (FCI), or maybe an SAP ASCS/ERS cluster in Azure. Each node of the cluster resides in a different Availability Zone (AZ), or maybe you have strict latency requirements and ... continue reading
The overall management architecture includes Microsoft Azure Arc, Microsoft Azure Storage, Microsoft Azure Monitoring, Microsoft Azure Kubernetes and Kubernetes for Operator RAN extension.

Scalable management of virtualized RAN with Kubernetes

Among the many important reasons why telecommunication companies should be attracted to Microsoft Azure are our network and system management tools. Azure has invested many intellectual and engineering cycles in the development of a sophisticated, robust framework that manages millions ... continue reading

Azure Payment HSM achieves PCI PIN certification offering customers secure digital payments solutions in the cloud

This blog post has been co-authored by Darius Ryals, General Manager of Partner Promises and Azure Chief Information Security Officer. Today we’re announcing Azure Payment HSM has achieved Payment Card Industry Personal Identification Number (PCI PIN) making Azure the first hyperscale ... continue reading
Representation of the collaboration process used by SUSE and Microsoft to innovate, test and release support for high availability solutions for SAP.

High availability solutions on Microsoft Azure by SLES for SAP Applications

This post was co-authored with Sherry Yu, Director of SAP Success Architect, SUSE. In today’s business world, service availability and reliability are key to a successful digital transformation. Extensive downtime not only costs a business revenue and productivity, but may ... continue reading
Representation of the collaboration process used by SUSE and Microsoft to innovate, test and release support for high availability solutions for SAP.

High availability solutions on Microsoft Azure by SLES for SAP Applications

This post was co-authored with Sherry Yu, Director of SAP Success Architect, SUSE. In today’s business world, service availability and reliability are key to a successful digital transformation. Extensive downtime not only costs a business revenue and productivity, but may ... continue reading
Setting up DNS in a Hybrid Environment.

Setting up DNS in a Hybrid Environment.

Hello Folks, I’m not sure when this became a series, but it’s looking like it’s going to be ongoing. I’m hoping it can give the community a sense of how you can slowly adopt cloud services to enhance your on-prem ... continue reading

Accelerating capital markets workloads for Murex on Azure

The financial services industry is constantly evolving to meet customer and regulatory demands. It is facing a variety of challenges spanning people, processes, and technology. Financial institutions (FIs) need to continuously accelerate to achieve technology and innovation while maintaining scale, ... continue reading
World map with multiple lines of traffic flowing to one server using Azure Load Balancer.

How Microsoft Azure Cross-region Load Balancer helps create region redundancy and low latency

In this blog, we’ll walk through Microsoft Azure Cross-region Load Balancer (also known as the Global tier of Standard Load Balancer) through a case study with a retail customer. By incorporating Azure Cross-region Load Balancer into their end-to-end architecture, the ... continue reading