Understanding & Pricing Azure Virtual Machine Backup

October 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

In this article I want to explain how you can backup Azure virtual machines using Azure Backup. I’ll also describe how to price up this solution. Backing up VMs Believe it or not, up until a few weeks ago, there was no supported way to backup production virtual machines in Azure. That meant you [...]

Windows 10 Devices Launch

October 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

Microsoft is launching Surface Pro 4, the Lumia 950 & 950 XL phones, Band 2, and maybe more. Read on – here’s my live blog of the event. Already, thanks to a snafu by Microsoft, we know the specs of the new Lumia flagship handsets: We also know that there will be a dock for these [...]

Azure Backup Project Venus Has Gone Live

October 6, 2015 // 5 Comments

Woohoo! Azure Backup has started the evolution from a very basic online backup service to something very interesting – the price is already super competitive versus MozyPro and the gazillions of Ahsay-based vendors but functionality has been a challenge. If you’re not aware of Venus, then [...]

What Are Azure Virtual Networks

October 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

When I started learning how to use Azure IaaS, I probably spent most of my time learning about Azure virtual networking. I found VMs to be easy; it’s just self-service virtualization and it’s based on Hyper-V so it was an easy evolution for me. But the networking required a bit of learning, [...]

Understanding Azure Premium SSD Data Storage & Pricing

October 5, 2015 // 9 Comments

If you are deploying services that require fast data then you might need to use shared SSD storage for your data disks, and this is made possible using a Premium Storage Account with DS-Series or GS-Series virtual machines. Read on to learn more. More Speed, Scottie! A typical virtual machine will [...]

Understanding Azure Standard Storage and Pricing

October 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

Imagine that you’re brand new to Azure. You’ve been asked to price up a solution with some virtual machines. You use the best pricing tool for Azure and land at a page that has a bewildering collection of 12 items. You read through them, and are left none the wiser. I’m going to try cut [...]

Azure Virtual Machine Specs

October 1, 2015 // 3 Comments

This post is a part of a series: Understanding Microsoft’s Explanation of Azure VM Specs The Different Azure Virtual Machine Types Picking an Azure Virtual Machine Tier Azure Virtual Machine Specs (this post) Any prices shown are Euro for North Europe and were correct at the time of writing. Pick [...]
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