Virtual Machines

StorSimple–The Answer I Thought I’d Never Give

May 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

Lately I’ve found myself recommending StorSimple for customers on a frequent basis. That’s a complete reversal since February 28th, and I’ll explain why. StorSimple Microsoft acquired StorSimple, a physical appliance that is made in Mexico by a subsidiary of Seagate called Xyratex, several [...]

Understand Azure’s New VM Naming Standards

November 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

This post will explain how you can quickly understand the new naming standards for Azure VM sizes. My role has given me the opportunity to see how people struggle with picking a series or size of a VM in Azure. Faced with so many options, many people freeze, and never get beyond talking about using [...]

Azure VM Price Reductions And Changes

October 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

Microsoft released news overnight that they have reduced the cost of some Azure virtual machines, effective October 1st. I help price up a lot of Azure IaaS solutions. Quite a few of the VM solutions never go anywhere, and I’m pretty sure that the per-minute/hour costs of the VMs play a big role [...]

New Azure Resource Manager VM Deployment Wizard

August 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

Microsoft made a small change to the Basics blade of the ARM VM deployment wizard, which I noticed for the first time this morning. Microsoft is constantly changing the Azure Portal. Feedback, new features, and probably metrics gathered from our usage, shape the solution. It’s gone from being a [...]