Joining an ARM Linux VM to AAD Domain Services

Active Directory is one of the most popular domain controller / LDAP server around. In Azure we have Azure Active Directory (AAD).  Despite the name, AAD isn’t just a multi-tenant AD.  It is built for the cloud. Sometimes though, it is useful to have a traditional domain controller…  in the cloud.  Typically this is with … More Joining an ARM Linux VM to AAD Domain Services

Single VM SLA

By now you’ve probably heard the news:  Azure became the first Public Cloud to offer SLA on single VM. This was announced on Monday, November 21st. In this article, I’ll quickly explore what that means. Multi-VMs SLA Before that announcement, in order to have SLA on connectivity to compute, we needed to have 2 or … More Single VM SLA

Disaster Recovery with Azure Virtual Machines

UPDATE 09-11-2017:  See Disaster Recovery with VM Scale Sets & Geo-Replicated DBs for an example of the different concepts introduced here. UPDATE 31-05-2017:  This article was written in 07-2016.  Today Microsoft announced Azure Site Recovery (ASR) support for Azure-to-Azure (in public preview).  Options presented in this article are still valid but the assumption that ASR can’t help … More Disaster Recovery with Azure Virtual Machines