At Ignite 2019, Microsoft announced a new service; Azure Arc. It allows you to extend the capabilities of Azure to your on-prem environment, multi-cloud and edge. At launch, it's only Azure Arc for Servers, but there will also be an option for data services at a later date. Everything is in public preview for now, … Continue reading What is Azure Arc?
A regular starting point for most people when first using Azure, or any public cloud, is a virtual machine. Depending on your environment, VMs can be one of the most expensive resources. It's no surprise that this can be a strong negative when considering a move to cloud. Before anything is deployed, it's important that … Continue reading How to – Reduce your Azure IaaS Costs
Back in 2017, Microsoft announced the introduction of B-Series compute. Since then, the service offering hasn't changed a huge amount but it is one of the most consistently misunderstood VM SKUs available. Part of this is how they are displayed on the portal. Classed alongside the D series as "General purpose" but with a much … Continue reading What is Azure B-Series Compute?
If you thought there were a lot of networking updates at Microsoft Ignite, you won't believe how many there were when it comes to Azure Compute. Here I will try to round-up those I am most excited about. Some of the features announced have been on a wish list of mine for quite a while...I'm … Continue reading Azure Compute Updates at Ignite
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