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
Containerisation of applications is something that is becoming more and more common. Allowing developers to "wrap" all requirements into an individual element which the infrastructure team can then deploy where resources are available opens a door to the most modern options in application deployment and management. Enter Azure App Service, which for years now has … Continue reading Azure App Service and Windows Containers
The ability to recover your IAAS VMs in Azure to a different region has been a logical requirement within Azure for quite some time. Microsoft made the feature available in preview last year and this week have made it GA. Azure DR allows you to recover your IAAS VMs in a different Azure region should … Continue reading Azure IAAS Disaster Recovery
When deploying a VM, there are several aspects of configuration to consider to ensure you are achieving the best possible performance for your application. The most common are vCPU and RAM, however, I recommend equal consideration also be given to your disks. In Azure, the are multiple options available when provisioning a disk for a … Continue reading Optimising Azure Disk Performance