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Protect Azure Virtual Machines using storage spaces direct with Azure Site Recovery

Storage spaces direct (S2D) lets you host a guest cluster on Microsoft Azure which is especially useful in scenarios where virtual machines (VMs) are hosting a critical application like SQL, Scale out file server, or SAP ASCS. You can learn ... continue reading
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Moving your Azure Virtual Machines has never been easier!

To meet customer demand, Azure is continuously expanding. We’ve been adding new Azure regions and introducing new capabilities. As a result, customers want to move their existing virtual machines (VMs) to new regions while adopting the latest capabilities. There are ... continue reading

Simplify Always On availability group deployments on Azure VM with SQL VM CLI

Always On availability groups (AG) provide high availability and disaster recovery capabilities to your SQL Server database, whether on-premises, in the cloud, or a combination of both. Manually deploying an availability group for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines (VM) ... 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

Find out when your virtual machine hardware is degraded with Scheduled Events

One of the benefits of moving to the cloud is that you, our customer, don’t need to deal with hardware maintenance and repairs; you can focus your time on your business applications. Azure continuously monitors for hardware that shows signs ... continue reading
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Modernizing payment management for online merchants

E-commerce merchants all over the world are innovating every day to offer customers the best user experience. To keep customers coming back, the buying experience should leave only good impressions, from beginning to end. To achieve this, merchants want to ... continue reading
When you configure file sharing using Azure Backup, the "snapshots" button changes to "Manage backups."

Azure Backup now supports PowerShell and ACLs for Azure Files

We are excited to reveal a set of new features for backing up Microsoft Azure file shares natively using Azure Backup. All backup-related features have also been released to support file shares connected to Azure File Sync. Azure files with ... continue reading

Recreate dropped database on Azure SQL Managed Instance

Azure SQL Database – Managed Instance is fully-managed PaaS service that provides advanced disaster-recovery capabilities. Even if you accidentally drop the database or someone drops your database as part of security attack, Managed Instance will enable you to easily recover ... continue reading
Windows Server 2016/2019 Cluster Resource / Resource Types

Windows Server 2016/2019 Cluster Resource / Resource Types

Over the years, we have been asked about what some of the Failover Cluster resources/resource types are and what they do. There are several resources that have been asked about on multiple occasions and we haven’t really had a good ... continue reading
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