Category Archives: InfraStructure

AzureStack HCI, what is it?

In this blog, let’s zoom in on AzureStack and AzureStack HCI and show the similarities and differences amongst the two products, joint in the AzureStack family of products. I’ve identified the following topics in this write-up: Introduction AzureStack AzureStack HCI Differences Similarities Conclusion AzureStack After the launch of AzureStack in late 2017, this product has […]

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Azure, your template repository (preview)

The functionality of Azure is ever expanding. People can easily feel overwhelmed by the wealth of functionality accessible through API’s and the Azure portal. Today I’d like to show you how you can easily store your favourite (company-specific) templates right inside the Azure environment, where it can be accessed by you, your co-workers and customers […]

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Azure shuts your front door!

Microsoft has been working on Azure Front Door Service for the past 5 years and over that time Microsoft has significantly simplified the devops processes and site reliability engineering playbook for many teams. But now Microsoft is finally ready to show the AFDS (no typo) to the world in a public preview… Azure Front Door Service […]

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Azure Virtual WAN, is this the end for MPLS?

Back in July, when Microsoft declared Azure Virtual WAN to be a Public Preview, the international (MPLS) connectivity market sighed in awe… After Microsofts’ bold earlier moves into other markets, like: Storage  with Storage Spaces, Storage Spaces Direct, Hyper-V Replica and Storage Replica Identity with Azure Active Directory (B2B, B2C, Enterprise Apps and DS) Mobile […]

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Saving money with burstable vm’s in Azure

Before I start on the topic at hand, I’d like to acknowledge the inspirator for this small post, Herman Keijzer, working at Microsoft. Thanks mate! Now, where is all the fuss about? This week Microsoft released another new family of Virtual Machines in Preview into their ever growing population of IaaS services; the B-series Virtual Machines. […]

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Azure N-Series VM’s available in more regions

In the cadence of general availability and continuous rollout of N-Series instances of Azure Virtual Machines, Microsoft last week announced the availability of N-Series (NV/M60 for visualization) in East US and North Central US regions, joining the already available South Central US, Southeast Asia, and West Europe regions. They also expanded their NV/M60 capacity for South Central US. […]

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