Virtualisation

Russinovich on Hyper-V Containers

October 29, 2015 // 5 Comments

We’ve known since Ignite 2015 that Microsoft was going to have two kinds of containers in Windows Server 2016 (WS2016): Windows Server Containers: Providing OS and resource virtualization and isolation. Hyper-V Containers: The hypervisor adds security isolation to machine & resource [...]

Microsoft News – 19 October 2015

October 19, 2015 // 2 Comments

It turns out that Microsoft has been doing some things that are not Surface-related. Here’s a summary of what’s been happening in the last while … Hyper-V Microsoft Loves Linux Deep Dive #2 – Linux and FreeBSD Integration Services Core Features: Talking about the services that are [...]

Understanding & Pricing Azure Virtual Machine Backup

October 8, 2015 // 1 Comment

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 [...]

Understanding Azure Premium SSD Data Storage & Pricing

October 5, 2015 // 17 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 [...]

Azure Virtual Machine Specs

October 1, 2015 // 5 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 [...]

The Different Azure Virtual Machine Types

September 30, 2015 // 4 Comments

This post is a part of a series: Understanding Microsoft’s Explanation of Azure VM Specs The Different Azure Virtual Machine Types (this post) Picking an Azure Virtual Machine Tier Azure Virtual Machine Specs “Just give me a normal virtual machine” … AAAARGGHHH! Deploying a type of virtual [...]

How Much Memory Does My Hyper-V Host Require?

September 30, 2015 // 11 Comments

If you are trying to figure out how much RAM you have left for virtual machines then this is the post for you. When Microsoft launched Dynamic Memory with W2008 R2 SP1, we were introduced to the concept of a host reserve (nothing to do with the SCVMM concept); the hypervisor would keep so much [...]

Picking an Azure Virtual Machine Tier

September 30, 2015 // 0 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 (this post) Azure Virtual Machine Specs If you are looking at deploying an A-Series virtual machine in Azure then there are two [...]
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