703, 2019

Azure Storage account failover in public preview

By |March 7th, 2019|Cloud Platforms, IT Management, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

Microsoft Azure released the preview for storage accounts failover for customers with geo-redundant storage (GRS). There has always been a need to be able to determine when a storage account write access is required and the secondary replication state is understood. This functionality allows taking advantage of controlling when to failover from the primary region […]

1202, 2019

New Availability Zones in Azure Service Bus and Event Hubs

By |February 12th, 2019|Azure News, IT Management, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

 

In June 2018 Microsoft released a preview of Azure Service Bus Premium tier for Availability Zones and Azure Event Hubs Standard tier in 3 regions – Central US, East US 2, and France Central. Now Availability Zones support for Azure Service Bus Premium and Azure Event Hubs Standard is also available in the following regions:

East US 2
West US […]

502, 2019

PowerShell and ACLs in Azure Backup

By |February 5th, 2019|IT Management, Microsoft Azure, New Features|0 Comments

This blog post explains a set of new features that Microsoft recently revealed. These features allow backing up Microsoft Azure file shares natively using Azure Backup. These features also support file shares connected to Azure File Sync.
Azure files with NTFS ACLs
Microsoft has recently announced the preview of preserving and restoring new technology file system (NTFS) access control lists (ACL) for Azure files. Now […]

3101, 2019

Azure firewall for virtual machines backup

By |January 31st, 2019|Azure How To, IT Management, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

In this blog post we will explain how to leverage Azure Backup and Azure Firewall to ensure ultimate protection for your data. Azure Backup and Azure Firewall complement each other well to provide complete protection to resources and data in Azure. With the general availability of Azure Firewall Microsoft now provides a fully stateful firewall as a service that allows cloud […]

1001, 2019

Configure automated availability deployments for SQL Server on Azure VMs

By |January 10th, 2019|IT Management, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

 

The high availability architectures are designed to be available even during the hardware, database or network failures. Azure VM instances offer 99.9% availability impacted by the SLA in three scenarios:

unplanned hardware maintenance
unexpected downtime
planned maintenance

To maintain redundancy one can group virtual machines into Availability Sets so that when a planned or unplanned event occurs at […]

1712, 2018

Restore an Azure VM with In-Place restore

By |December 17th, 2018|Azure News, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

 

Azure Backup now allows In-Place restore of disks in IaaS VMs. With the help of this feature, it is possible to roll back or fix corrupted virtual machines through in-place restore without the needs of spinning up a new VM. Azure customers now have multiple choices to restore their IaaS VMs: create new VM, Restore Disks and Replace disks.

Replace existing operation can […]

2911, 2018

Protect Azure Storage Blobs with soft delete

By |November 29th, 2018|IT Management, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

 

Soft delete is a recently introduced by Azure feature which when turned on, enables saving and recovery of the blob or blob snapshots data that was deleted. This feature is available in all regions for the public, government, and sovereign clouds.
How it works
The deleted data transitions into a soft-deleted state instead of being permanently erased. […]