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Azure Site Recovery (ASR) Azure-to-Azure (A2A) Goes GA!

Azure Site Recovery (ASR) Azure-to-Azure (A2A) Goes GA!

This week, the Azure Site Recovery (ASR) team, announced the general availability (GA) of the disaster recovery feature for Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Virtual Machines (VMs).  Now we can easily configure disaster recovery within a few minutes! With just a few clicks, not…

New Azure Advisor Recommendations Available!

New Azure Advisor Recommendations Available!

Not too long ago, I wrote the Azure Monitoring Tools Explained series. And within that series, there was a part on the Azure Advisor service. Well, the Azure Advisor team has been hard at work. And as of yesterday, they have released 3…

Cloning Azure VMs into Production via Azure Backup

Cloning Azure VMs into Production via Azure Backup

I wanted to share this experience I had on a project, and some lessons learned about it.   Scenario This project was typical, with both Production and Non-Production environments; all hosted within Azure. In the Non-Production environment, the various Application…

Azure Monitoring Tools Explained – Part 14: Summary

Azure Monitoring Tools Explained – Part 14: Summary

In the first part of this series, we introduced the confusion and complexity that tends to occur when looking at the long list of monitoring tools available for Azure. We then provided a list of currently available tools that we…

An IT Pro Rant – Azure Storage GRS is NOT VM Disaster Recovery

An IT Pro Rant – Azure Storage GRS is NOT VM Disaster Recovery

Here’s a topic that I encounter a lot with people that are tasked with designing and implementing disaster recovery in Azure, but don’t actually understand the Cloud model or environment.   Scenario A customer wants to design disaster recovery for…

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