Disaster Recovery with VM Scale Sets & Geo-Replicated DBs

Last year we posted an article about different options available in Azure to implement a disaster discovery strategy. We strongly suggest to review that article as it gives good insights about what a disaster recovery strategy is within an already resilient Cloud Environment but also clear out a few misconceptions people have around DR-capability of … More Disaster Recovery with VM Scale Sets & Geo-Replicated DBs

Virtual Network Service Endpoint – Hello World

In our last post we discussed the new feature Virtual Network Service Endpoint. In this post we’re going to show how to use that feature. We’re going to use it on a storage account. We won’t go through the micro steps of setting up each services but we’ll focus on the Service Endpoint configuration. Resource … More Virtual Network Service Endpoint – Hello World

VNET Service Endpoints for Azure SQL & Storage

It’s finally here, it has arrived:  Azure Virtual Network Service Endpoints. This was a long requested “Enterprise feature”. Let’s look at what this is and how to use it. Please note that at the time of this writing (end-of-September 2017) this feature is available only in a few region in Public Preview: Azure Storage: WestCentralUS, … More VNET Service Endpoints for Azure SQL & Storage

Moving from Standard to Premium disks and back

Azure Managed Disks (introduced in February 2017) simplified the way Virtual Machine disks are managed in Azure. A little known advantage of that resource is that it exposes its storage type, i.e. Standard vs Premium, as a simple property that can easily be changed. Why would we do that?  Typically we’ll move from standard to … More Moving from Standard to Premium disks and back