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Graph showing performance across benchmarks, relative to a 4-year-old server, HBv3 VMs, and HBv4/HX VMs.

Do more with less using new Azure HX and HBv4 virtual machines for HPC

This post was co-authored by Jyothi Venkatesh, Senior Product Manager, Azure HPC and Fanny Ou, Technical Program Manager, Azure HPC. The next generation of purpose-built Azure HPC virtual machines Today, we are excited to announce two new virtual machines (VMs) ... continue reading

How Microsoft Azure helps drive agility and optimization for your business

Welcome to Microsoft Ignite! I’m incredibly inspired by this global community and how you’ve navigated your organizations through significant changes over the past few years. In a world where business leaders are feeling the pressure to do more with less, ... continue reading
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Advancing anomaly detection with AIOps—introducing AiDice

This blog post has been co-authored by Jeffrey He, Product Manager, AIOps Platform and Experiences Team. In Microsoft Azure, we invest tremendous efforts in ensuring our services are reliable by predicting and mitigating failures as quickly as we can. In ... continue reading

Performance of Azure Shared Disk with Zone Redundant Storage (ZRS)

On September 9th, 2021, Microsoft announced the general availability of Zone-Redundant Storage (ZRS) for Azure Disk Storage, including Azure Shared Disk. What makes this interesting is that you can now build shared storage based failover cluster instances that span Availability ... continue reading
Azure VMware Solution (AVS) for VMware Admins Primer

Azure VMware Solution (AVS) for VMware Admins Primer

It’s funny to think there was such a pushback on virtualization when it first came out versus being the norm for most of us now. As a VMware admin myself, I remember all the discussions with application teams trying to ... continue reading
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SDDC extension update in Windows Admin Center

Create thinly provisioned volumes in Windows Admin Center Thin provisioning is a standout feature exclusive to Azure Stack HCI 21H2 and offers flexible capacity management. With thin provisioning, storage is allocated when needed and volumes can be over-provisioned (size larger ... continue reading
Managing Demo environment with Managed Disk Snapshot

Managing Demo environment with Managed Disk Snapshot

Hello folks, I have been doing some setups for demos on migrating VM to Azure. In good “cooking show” fashion I needed to have my environment ready to be reset so I can run the demo again. Well, instead of ... continue reading
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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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
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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