Category: Virtualization Review


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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And the saga continues on virtualizationreview.com …. This time we’re looking at security in Hyper-V, using Bitlocker Drive Encryption on Clustered Shared Volumes 2.0 storage and my favourite new Hyper-V feature: Replica. Read it here.

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Finally it’s time to leave networking in Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 behind and move on to other areas of improvement. In part 5 of the series for virtualizationreview.com I look at scalability, NUMA, cluster patching and VM monitoring. Read it here.

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Part four of looking at what’s new in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V is now live at virtualizationreview.com, you can read it here. This is the last part that covers networking enhancements; focusing on NIC teaming and other improvements for data centre networking.

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