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Reporting on Azure AD Password Protection

Hi everyone! It's been a long time, but Graeme Bray here with you to talk about an Azure Monitor workbook you can deploy in your environment to help you report on your Azure AD Password Protection.  You are running AAD ... continue reading

Decision Flow to Estimate Pod Spread on AKS

Introduction In Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), the concept of pod spread is important to ensure that pods are distributed efficiently across nodes in a cluster. This helps to optimize resource utilization, increase application performance, and maintain high availability.   This ... continue reading
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SQL Server 2022: Intel® QuickAssist Technology overview

Part of the SQL Server 2022 blog series. In SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Edition, backup compression was introduced addingWITH COMPRESSION as an option in the T-SQL backup command. SQL Server backup compression provides the compressed backup option for all streaming SQL ... continue reading

Monitoring Storage Replication – Part 2

Introduction Hi folks! My name is Felipe Binotto, Cloud Solution Architect, based in Australia.   This is part 2 of Monitoring Storage Replication, if you missed part 1 you can find it HERE.   In part 1, we configured an ... continue reading

The Nightmare of Validating Certificate Requests

At CRSP we help customers to recover from different types of cyber security incidents. This means that we help more or less with wherever help is needed (from hardening AD and AAD, to restoring Exchange). However, there are some things ... continue reading

Monitoring Storage Replication – Part 1

Introduction   Hi folks! My name is Felipe Binotto, Cloud Solution Architect, based in Australia. We all know how frustrating it can be to receive a call about a storage account not replicating or being unable to fail over. To ... continue reading

Windows Server DFSR and File Replication Survey

Heya folks, Ned here again. I just published a survey for IT Pros on DFSR and file replication. It will take only a couple minutes, is completely anonymous (unless you want to share more) and will help us make decisions about future technology in ... continue reading
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How to cluster SAP ASCS/SCS with SIOS DataKeeper on VMware ESXi Servers

This article describes the steps you take to prepare the VMware infrastructure for installing and configuring a high-availability SAP ASCS/SCS instance on a Windows failover cluster by using SIOS DataKeeper as the replicated cluster storage. Create the ASCS VMs For ... continue reading
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
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Link feature for Azure SQL Managed Instance: Connecting SQL Server 2022 to the cloud, reimagined

Part of theSQL Server 2022 blog series.We are excited to announce general availability (GA) of the link feature for Managed Instance for SQL Server 2022the most Azure-enabled release of SQL Server yet. We are also excited to announce a limited ... continue reading