Azure Site Recovery for VMware; current state

Last week I was asked to participate in a project regarding Azure Site Recovery, where we conducted a Proof-of-concept to show the capabilities of ASR to migrate/protect VMware workloads towards the Azure platform. As you might know, one of the pre-requisites of a replicated Virtual Machine in Azure is to be connected to a Virtual […]

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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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