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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
Diagram of a high-level view of the global Azure.com architecture.

How Azure.com operates on Azure part 2: Technology and architecture

When you’re the company that builds the cloud platforms used by millions of people, your own cloud content needs be served up fast. Azure.com—a complex, cloud-based application that serves millions of people every day—is built entirely from Azure components and ... continue reading
Failover Clustering Networking Basics and Fundamentals

Failover Clustering Networking Basics and Fundamentals

My name is John Marlin and I am with the High Availability and Storage Team here and today I want to talk about Failover Clustering and Networking. Networking is a fundamental key with Failover Clustering that sometimes is overlooked but ... continue reading
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Azure Kubernetes Service Cluster Capacity Planning

This article focuses on network capacity planning of AKS clusters but keep in mind folks that it is important that for a complete capacity planning, compute and storage resources must also be considered. How many nodes do I need in ... continue reading
Deploy a Windows Server container on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

Deploy a Windows Server container on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

The Windows Container team announced an update to the Container extension for Windows Admin Center with a couple of new features like pushing Container images to an Azure Container Registry. In this blog post, I want to provide you with ... continue reading
 Diagram showing that Azure is the platform that underpins Teams Services and Office 365 Core Service

Advancing Microsoft Teams on Azure—operating at pandemic scale

“The COVID-19 pandemic has reset what it means to work, study, and socialize. Like many of us, I have come to rely on Microsoft Teams as my connection to my colleagues. In this post, our friends from the Microsoft Teams ... continue reading
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Misconfigured Kubeflow workloads are a security risk

Azure Security Center (ASC) monitors and defends thousands of Kubernetes clusters running on top of AKS. Azure Security Center regularly searches for and research for new attack vectors against Kubernetes workloads. We recently published a blog post about a large ... continue reading
Step-by-Step: iSCSI Target Server Cluster in Azure

Step-by-Step: iSCSI Target Server Cluster in Azure

I recently helped someone build an iSCSI target server cluster in Azure and realized that I never wrote a step-by-step guide for that particular configuration. So to remedy that, here are the step-by-step instructions in case you need to do ... continue reading
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Learning from Microsoft Advertising Platform on Azure SQL

Thriving on Azure SQL Microsoft Advertising is a powerful advertising platform designed to get your ads in front of the right customers. In the fiscal year 2019, search advertising revenue generated $7.6 billion for Microsoft. We have been on a ... continue reading