Deploy highly available IaaS service in Azure Resource Manager

When you deploy production VMs and so production services in Azure, you often want high availability. Sometimes Microsoft makes operations in Azure Datacenter that can impact the availability of your service. Some prerequisites are required to have a 99,95% SLA on VMs in Azure. Moreover, you may need some load-balancers to route the traffic to healthy servers and to spread ...

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Getting started with Azure IaaS in Resource Manager

In November 2015, Microsoft has released for everyone the new Azure portal based on Resource Manager (ARM). Resource Manager is a new way to deploy and manage resources in Azure. Deployed resources will be arranged in resource groups to ease the lifecycle of the application and the resources in the same resource group. Thanks to ARM, we can deploy applications, ...

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Deploy MySQL resource provider in Azure Stack TP1

Microsoft has released Azure Stack in the end of January. Then not long after, Microsoft published PaaS resource provider for MySQL, SQL Server and Web Apps. These resource providers enable to host web-based applications as web site and their databases. In this topic we will see how to deploy MySQL resource provider to host MySQL database. To follow this topic, ...

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Protect Hyper-V VM in Microsoft Azure with Azure Site Recovery

Azure Site Recovery is a Microsoft Azure feature that enables you to replicate virtual machines (VM) from one site to another and orchestrate the failover in case of disaster. It is a great tool to implement a Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) for your Hyper-V or VMware VM or for physical machines. There are several scenarios available with Azure Site Recovery ...

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[Whitepaper] Understand Microsoft Hyper Converged solution

The last two months, I worked with my friend Charbel Nemnom on a whitepaper about Hyper-Convergence, especially by using Microsoft technologies. First of all, this document contains an overview of the IT infrastructure improvement in the last ten years past from before virtualization to Hyper-Convergence. Then we describe how works Microsoft Hyper-Converged solution by talking about Network convergence, RDMA, SMB, Storage Spaces Direct, ...

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Deploy Azure Stack Technical Preview 1

Azure Stack Technical Preview 1 has been released by Microsoft this January, 29th 2016. Azure Stack brings Microsoft Azure technologies in your Datacenter. The user experience of Azure Stack is the same as the new Microsoft Azure portal. Moreover, you can use the same JSON template in Microsoft Azure and Azure Stack to deploy Azure resources (for further information about ...

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Storage Quality of Service in Windows Server 2016

To manage the storage performance priority of virtual machines, Microsoft has introduced in Windows Server 2012 R2 the Storage Quality of Service (Storage QoS). This feature enables to set a maximum input/output per second (IOPS) to a virtual hard disk. In a multi-tenant environment you can set the maximum IOPS according to a service level or to avoid that a ...

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