This month, Microsoft announced the introduction of a new method of running your Windows and Linux VMs within Azure. Dedicated Host is a new service that provides you with a single-tenant-host to run your workloads on. Or to phrase that more simply, your very own physical server in an Azure datacentre. Azure Dedicated Host Groups … Continue reading What is Azure Dedicated Host?
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'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