Category: Virtualization Review


Following on from my first part on virtualizationreview.com last month, the second part has just been published. This time I’m looking at how the fictional company JABB Systems International start setting up VMs in Azure IaaS, set up a Domain Controller in Azure, migrate LOB systems and backup. Read it here.

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I’ve done a couple of in-depth technical article looking at Azure for virtualizationreview.com. These are available here, here, here and here.

Recently published is part 1 of a new series that looks at Azure (with all the changes since those first articles were written incorporated) from a “real world” perspective. I take a fictitious company on their journey to a hybrid cloud, applying the technologies to their business problems. Part 1 covers setting up a virtual network, linking it to on-premises, how to think about administrative delegation and so forth. Read it here.

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My article on what’s coming in Hyper-V in Windows Server vNext has now been published over at virtualizationreview.com. Read it here.

I cover the new production checkpoints, the new configuration file formats, mixed versions in Hyper-V clusters, Windows update delivering integration services updates, along with secure boot for Linux VMs and hot adding memory and NICs to running VMs.

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Back in May / June / July I wrote a three part articles series, looking at Azure from an IT Professional’s perspective. Because so much changes in the cloud, and so quickly I updated the article and it’s now been published on virtualizationreview.com. Read it here.

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My in-depth look at Storage Spaces, Scale out File Server and how to use these technologies in Windows Server 2012 R2 to build SAN like performance and management is now live at Virtualizationreview.com. You can read it here.

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And here is the final part of my mammoth overview of Windows Azure on VirtualizationReview.com. This time I cover storage, Recovery Manager, cache, media services and Azure Active Directory as well as service bus and the new DevOps portal. Read it here.

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With the title Rethinking IT, part 2 of my big overview of Microsoft Azure is now live on virtualizationreview.com. This time I look at automation, cloud services, mobile services, diagnostics and networking, specifically virtual networks and Expressroute. I also look at Traffic Manager and SQL versus SQL Server. Read it here.

 

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Finally the first part of my in-depth look at Azure for IT Pros is now online at virtualizationreview.com. This part covers Compute Services, Web Sites, Virtual Machines and Autoscaling. Read it here.

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And the “last” part is now online at virtualizationreview.com . Don’t worry, there’s a bonus part, number nine which compares Hyper-V to VSphere, it’ll be interesting to see what comments i get Smile.

Meanwhile part number 8 covers VM mobility (Live Migration, Live Storage Migration and Shared Nothing Live Migration). Read it here.

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We’re now getting closer to the end of this series that looks at Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012, part 7 is online at virtualizationreview.com, read it here. This part covers storage enhancements: SMB 3.0 and running VMs from file shares, the new VHDX format as well as guest Virtual Fibre Channel.

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