Azure Backup is a service offered within the platform that allows you to backup and restore your IaaS data both from within Azure and on-premises. The integration out-of-the-box within Azure, and the attractive cost point make it a great option for many deployments. Simplicity is also key, for example, you can enable backup right from … Continue reading Azure Backup – New! Instant Restore
If you've just created your first Azure VM and are struggling to connect to it, this post should offer some help. I'll cover connecting to both a Windows VM and a Linux VM, so RDP and SSH. Connect to a Linux VM in Azure To connect over SSH, you'll need a client. A commonly used … Continue reading How to – Connect to an Azure VM
When using VMs in Azure, one of the important things to get right is the sizing. Azure offers several VM series and multiple sizes within each that have fixed allocations of resource such as vCPU and RAM. There are also speciality series that offer additional capabilites like vGPU. Below is a table that covers the … Continue reading How to – Resize an Azure VM
If you’re thinking about making a move to Azure, it’s important to first understand how to approach it. With the correct approach and sufficient planning, a migration can be straight forward, efficient and void of surprises. Therefore, the place to start is the Microsoft Cloud Operating Model. This is a detailed white paper that allows … Continue reading Azure Migrate – Where to Start?
One of the main benefits of Azure's billing model is that it offers per minute billing. This means that if you have an application/service/environment that isn't required 24/7 you can reduce your costs by using Automation so that you will only pay for what you consume. However, if your environment requires you run a VM … Continue reading Understanding Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances