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Are Your IaaS Domain Controllers Secured in Azure?

Hi Everyone, Zoheb here again with my colleague Tim Beasley. Today, we will be sharing some best practices to help ensure that your VMs (virtual machines) (including Domain Controllers) are secure in your Azure/Cloud environment. I would like to start ... continue reading
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Modernize secure access for your on-premises resources with Zero Trust

Change came quickly in 2020. More likely than not, a big chunk of your workforce has been forced into remote access. And with remote work came an explosion of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) scenarios, requiring your organization to extend the bounds of ... continue reading
Connecting urban environments with IoT and Digital Twins

Connecting urban environments with IoT and Digital Twins

As urbanization continues to take hold and cities face challenges to become more sustainable and livable, urban planning and operations strategies must adapt. The current pandemic has changed the way we live, accelerating cities’ future vision as a necessity of ... continue reading
SAP measurement and sizing metrics, called SAPS, define100 SAPS = 2000 order lines items processed per hour. With the latest SAP HANA-certified Edsv4 VMs, you are now able to further  the costs associated with your SAP environment. As you can see in the chart below, the latest generation smaller memory VMs can achieve the same number of SAPS with up to 50% cost reduction compared to the previous Azure VM families. Additionally, larger memory VM sizes can provide up to 75 percent cost savings compared to previous VMs.

Reduce costs with new memory-optimized Azure Virtual Machines certified for SAP HANA

In June 2020, we announced general availability of Azure general purpose and memory optimized Virtual Machines based on the 2nd generation Intel Xeon Platinum 8272CL (Cascade Lake) to deliver up to ~20 percent CPU performance improvement compared to their predecessors, ... continue reading
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Using Runbooks to Set Azure Alerts Status

Background/Scenario Azure Alerts can be used to proactively notify you when important conditions are found in your monitoring data. After setting up either metric alerts or log alerts for your workloads, specifically IaaS workloads, there may be times when you ... continue reading
Azure Hybrid Benefit

What is Azure Hybrid Benefit?

I’ve talked to customers about migrating their workloads to Azure for a number of years now and at some point in the conversation we’ll start to mention where can cost savings can be made and one place that organizations can ... continue reading
Design a hybrid Domain Name System solution with Azure

Design a hybrid Domain Name System solution with Azure

Domain Name System (DNS) has a bad reputation for always being at fault if there are any issues with system connectivity and availability. This critical service translates "friendly" system names to network IP addresses, much like looking up a physical ... continue reading
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Azure File Sync: Replacing Existing Server Endpoints

Introduction This is Andrew Coughlin and I am a Customer Engineer at Microsoft focusing on Azure IaaS.  In this blog I will focus on how to add an additional server to an Azure File Sync and how to remove the ... continue reading

Hosting SSRS databases in Azure SQL Managed Instance

Hosting SSRS databases in Azure SQL Managed Instance   This article outlines the spectrum of options available for migrating your solutions based on the SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) to Microsoft cloud, with focus on the newly-introduced support for hosting ... continue reading
New Windows Server 2019 and Azure Stack HCI instructor-lead courses

New Windows Server 2019 and Azure Stack HCI instructor-lead courses

Search for training on Windows Server and you're likely to find that the top results are about Windows Server virtual machines on Azure. But we also know that many organizations run Windows Server on-premises: in a server room in their ... continue reading