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5 tips for IIS on containers: #4 Solving for Horizontal Scale

5 tips for IIS on containers: #4 Solving for Horizontal Scale

Fourth up in this blog series!  Solving for Horizontal Scale with IIS and Containers.   Make sure to check out the other topics in the blog on SSL certificate lifecycle management, IIS app pools and websites and Hardcoded configurations Azure Kubernetes Service Since each node on ... continue reading
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Azure Data Studio November release

In this release of Azure Data Studio, we have exciting news to share across several of our core features and extensions. The first is the announcement of the general availability (GA) of Table Designer and Query Plan Viewer. We would ... 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
Bar chart showing the number of DDoS attacks and duration distribution from March 2021-May 2022.

2022 holiday DDoS protection guide

The holiday season is an exciting time for many people as they get to relax, connect with friends and family, and celebrate traditions. Organizations also have much to rejoice about during the holidays (for example, more sales for retailers and ... continue reading

Flexible and Simple Solution to Start and Stop VMs

Hi folks! My name is Felipe Binotto, Cloud Solution Architect, based in Australia. This post will be about a solution I recently deployed to a customer to Start/Stop VMs on a schedule. You may be asking yourself why we need ... continue reading
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

Azure Monitor: Calculating Chargeback to Split Monitoring Costs Across Projects

Hello my dear readers  During my customers visits the very question I get is: I am using Azure Monitor to monitor my workloads; how can I split monitoring costs across projects? Given the question, the answer is not too difficult ... continue reading
5 tips for IIS on containers: #2 IIS App Pools and Websites

5 tips for IIS on containers: #2 IIS App Pools and Websites

The next topic in this series is IIS App Pools and Websites. Vinicius and I discuss the challenges with managing multiple application pools and how to address them with containers at our Microsoft Ignite Talk.   Scaling up an IIS app ... continue reading
The figure shows three panels each of an Azure region: East Asia, UK West, and South Africa North, that each contain a virtual network. Within each virtual network, there are 2 virtual machines that are meant to represent the backend resources. In addition, each panel shows a regional Azure Load Balancer that points to each backend resource. This symbolizes that the load balancer distributes traffic to each of the backend resources. Furthermore, above all 3 panels is an Azure cross region Load Balancer, that points to each individual regional load balancer. The Auto DMS’s end user, shown by a user icon, will interact with the cross region load balancer to request information from the backend.

Build a globally resilient architecture with Azure Load Balancer

Azure Load Balancer’s global tier is a cloud-native global network load balancing solution. With cross-region Load Balancer, customers can distribute traffic across multiple Azure regions with ultra-low latency and high performance. To better understand the use case of Azure’s cross-region ... continue reading
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Leverage SFTP support for Azure Blob Storage to build a unified data lake

Today, we are announcing that SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) support for Azure Blob Storage is generally available. SFTP support for Azure Blob Storage is a fully managed, highly scalable SFTP service that enables simple, secure, and easy-to-manage file transfers ... continue reading