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Multi-zone Windows Server Failover Cluster with shared ZRS disk

Improve availability with zone-redundant storage for Azure Disk Storage

As organizations continue to accelerate their cloud adoption, the need for reliable infrastructure is critical to ensure business continuity and avoid costly disruptions. Azure Disk Storage provides maximum resiliency for all workloads with an industry-leading zero percent annual failure rate ... continue reading
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Storage Innovations in Windows Server 2022

We are excited to release new features in Storage for Windows Server 2022. Our focus is to provide customers with greater resiliency, performance, and flexibility. While some of these topics have been covered elsewhere, we wanted to provide a single ... continue reading
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New Features of Windows Server 2022 Failover Clustering

Greetings again Windows Server and Failover Cluster fans!!  John Marlin here and I own the Failover Clustering feature within the Microsoft product team.  In this blog, I will be giving an overview of the new features in Windows Server 2022 ... continue reading
EDA Backend Physical Verification benchmark chart for FX VM

Optimize extreme computing performance with Azure FX-series Virtual Machines

Today, we are announcing the general availability of the Azure FX-series Virtual Machines available in three regions. Azure FX-series Virtual Machines—based on the 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processor—feature a high-performing central processing unit (CPU) clock speed per single core ... continue reading
Am I billed for an Azure Virtual Machine if it's shut down?

Am I billed for an Azure Virtual Machine if it's shut down?

Come to the cloud, it has consumption-based billing! But what does that mean, exactly? Is my virtual machine free if it is shut down? Let's explore the billing components of an Azure Virtual Machine. Resources in Azure all have particular ... continue reading
Understanding Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine sizes

Understanding Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine sizes

Having an on-premises infrastructure background, I’m used to scoping hardware by defining the specifications (CPU, memory etc) we’ll need to run the applications and expected concurrent users and allowing for some growth. Then we’d often buy a box that would ... continue reading
Customize Windows Sandbox

Customize Windows Sandbox

In this blog post, I will show you how you can set up, configure and customize Windows Sandbox in Windows 10 using advanced Windows Sandbox config files. Windows Sandbox is based on Hyper-V technology and allows you to spin up ... continue reading
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Surface expands its Secured-core portfolio with the new Surface Laptop 4 powered by AMD Ryzen™ Mobile Processors

As operating systems are becoming more secure and resistant to compromise, advanced vectors like firmware, kernel and hardware direct memory access (DMA) have emerged as new favored targets for threat actors. Recent trends indicate a substantial growth in the number ... continue reading
MPI Performance Improvements HBv3 (EPYC 7003-series) versus HBv2 (EPYC 7002-series

More performance and choice with new Azure HBv3 virtual machines for HPC

HPC-optimized virtual machines featuring AMD EPYC 7003-series processors Today Azure advances the velocity at which we bring the latest technologies to our HPC customers and the compute performance we put at their fingertips. We are excited to announce Azure HBv3-series ... continue reading
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Understanding Availability Sets and Availability Zones

When learning something new there are a lot of phrases, terms and theory to learn and when learning Azure the same is true. One of the things you should be aware of within Azure is the difference and use cases ... continue reading