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Validating a Cluster with Zero Downtime

First published on MSDN on Jun 28, 2011 Hi Cluster Fans, As you may already know, the requirements for having a supported cluster have been significantly simplified since the release of Windows Server 2008. There is no longer a need ... continue reading

Understanding Software Options for your Datacenter Infrastructure

First published on MSDN on Jun 17, 2011 Hi Cluster Fans, This blog post will help you understand the different software SKU options you have when planning for a virtualized datacenter, private cloud or any other deployment model which uses ... continue reading
Configuring Network Prioritization on a Failover Cluster

Configuring Network Prioritization on a Failover Cluster

First published on MSDN on Jun 17, 2011 Hi Cluster Fans, This blog will describe the Network Prioritization feature and how to configure it. Network Prioritization is used to designate which type of traffic should be directed through which network ... continue reading

Understanding Quorum in a Failover Cluster

First published on MSDN on May 27, 2011 Hi Cluster Fans, This blog post will clarify planning considerations around quorum in a Failover Cluster and answer some of the most common questions we hear. The quorum configuration in a failover ... continue reading
Faster VMware Backups with SC 1801 DPM

Faster VMware Backups with SC 1801 DPM

First published on TECHNET on Feb 27, 2018 Given the diversity of your workloads running in on-prem data centres and in the Azure public cloud, Azure Backup gives you an array of options to meet your data protection needs. With ... continue reading

Three reasons to choose Microsoft for your hybrid data platform

Companies today are faced with the trade-off of the security of having an on-premises solution and the convenience of moving their data to the cloud. With Microsoft, companies no longer have to make the choice. SQL Server and Azure SQL ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Connect your AWS and Azure environments with a VPN tunnel - Updated

Step-By-Step: Connect your AWS and Azure environments with a VPN tunnel – Updated

Hello Folks, Three years ago, I was working with a customer that wanted to connect their VPC on AWS to their virtual network in Azure so they could move data around and migrate some workloads. Lately I’ve been receiving some ... continue reading
Using HashiCorp Consul to connect Kubernetes clusters on Azure

Using HashiCorp Consul to connect Kubernetes clusters on Azure

HashiCorp Consul is a distributed service mesh to connect, secure, and configure services across any runtime platform and public or private cloud. In this episode, Scott Hanselman is joined by HashiCorp's Geoffrey Grossenbach who uses Helm to install a Consul ... continue reading

A hybrid approach to Kubernetes

We’re excited to see everyone at Kubecon this week! We’ve been working with our customers to understand how they’re thinking about Kubernetes and what we can do to make it easier for them. Azure Stack unleashes new hybrid capabilities for ... continue reading
Azure Stack capability diagram

Customers are using Azure Stack to unlock new hybrid cloud innovation

Over the past week, I visited customers and partners in Europe who want to bring cloud services to datacenters and edge locations to deliver new hybrid cloud solutions. Whether it’s due to latency, regulatory compliance or legacy data and systems, ... continue reading