First Cloud Mechanix Azure Course Completed

February 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

Last week, I delivered my first ever Cloud Mechanix Azure training course, to a full room in the Lancaster Gate area of London, UK. It was a jam-packed full 2 days of Azure storage, networking, virtual machines, backup, DR, security, and management, with lots of hands-on labs. Half the attendees [...]

There Are Now 730 Hours In An Azure Month

February 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

It was only back in November that we noticed, at work, that the average Azure month had shrunk to 732 hours, the average length of a month in a leap year. It appears that Azure has moved a little closer to the sun, because the average Azure month has just shrunk to 730 hours. Where does 730 come [...]

Replicate VM Managed Disks Between Azure Regions

February 19, 2018 // 1 Comment

Last week, Microsoft announced that Azure Site Recovery (ASR) for Azure Virtual Machines (in preview still), the system for replicating Azure virtual machines from one region to another, added support for managed disks. To this I say … Waaahoooooo! Managed disks are the best way to deploy Azure [...]

Just Emailed My First Azure Newsletter

February 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

I’ve decided to start a monthly e-mail newsletter, summarising the previous month’s Azure IaaS news. The first copy went out just a few minutes ago to anyone who has signed up. The content includes: My Azure tip of the month The Azure story of the month A summary of my blog posts here [...]

Azure: PowerShell versus ARM Templates

January 31, 2018 // 3 Comments

In this post, I’m going to make the PowerShell acolytes angry (not hard) by explaining why they are too slow, and ARM/JSON is they best way to deploy things in Azure. The PowerShell Experience Let’s imagine that you & your significant other go into a restaurant, and let’s say you order a [...]
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