Taking Azure on the road with an HP HC250

Last week was really interesting for me, since it had been some time since my last international talk. Currently I’m involved in presenting (parts of) the “HPE Cloud Roadshow”, organized to explain the offering surrounding the brand-new “HPE HC250 for Microsoft CPS Standard” In their London (Bracknell) office, HPE UK received the first model to leave […]

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Hands-on with the Virtual StorSimple Appliance on-prem

StorSimple integrated into a Microsoft Server OS? StorSimple using SMB natively? StorSimple as a VM in your own datacenter? People thought that it would never happen, but Microsoft surprised those with the release last week of a Virtual StorSimple Appliance which can be hosted in your own (local) datacenter. Important Notice: This feature is still in […]

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StorSimple: Goodbye Primary Volume, Hello Tiered Volume

Microsoft decided to rename the Primary Volume type in a StorSimple device to Tiered Volume. The StorSimple still has two volume types: Tiered Volume (formerly known as “Primary”) and Archival Volume. The confusing thing however, is that both of these volume types tier data to the cloud and can have a local presence on the device. Archival Volumes are used mainly for less […]

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Manage your Azure support tickets in the new Azure Portal

Starting July 15th 2015, you can officially start managing your support tickets from the new Azure Portal. That is of course greatly dependent on the support plan that you’re paying for…  Azure Support Plans are based on the choice you’ve made yourself and prices vary from “free” until “contact us for pricing”. The term:”Pay more, receive more….” seems to be […]

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