Cross Region Restore CRR for VMs for Altaro

In the lead up to Christmas I had a couple of my blog posts go live over at Altaro.com.

The first one covers Cross Region Restore (CRR) for VMs that you back up in one Azure region and you can then restore in another region (for testing purposes or in case of an outage). Previously you had to wait for Microsoft to declare an outage in the primary region before you could do the restore.

Read it here.

Enjoy! And thanks for reading.

Microsoft Security Updates from Ignite 2020 for Altaro

Just when I thought I had the (similarly sounding names) of Microsoft’s security services / products down pat, it all changed at Ignite 2020. Most products have been given new names and this post I wrote for Altaro covers the highlights.

Enjoy! And thanks for reading.

Column for Virtualizationreview.com – Network Connectivity in and to Azure: Private Link

My second virtualizationreview.com  column for this month was published recently, here I look at networking in Azure in the context of the recently released preview of Private Link. Read it here.

Enjoy! And thanks for reading. 

Column for Virtualizationreview.com – A Look at the New Azure Releases & Improvements Revealed at Build 2019

My latest column for Virtualizationreview.com has been live for a little while now. In this one I look at the updates released for Azure at the Build conference a few months ago. Read it here.

Enjoy! And thanks for reading.

Column for Virtualizationreview.com – A Look at Azure Confidential Computing

Back in early February my first monthly column over at virtualizationreview.com was published. In this one I review Azure Confidential Computing, how it works and what the benefits may be in the future. Read it here.

Enjoy! And thanks for reading.

Unified Azure Security Center and Operations Management Suite for 4Sysops

A recent article of mine is now live on 4Sysops, covering the integration of Azure Security Center (ASC) and Operations Management Suite (OMS), along with some new features in ASC for security.

Read it here.

Enjoy! And thanks for reading.

Cover Story for virtualizationreview print edition–Azure overview

My newest article is the cover story for virtualizationreview.com’s printed edition.

The article is also online, find it here.

Enjoy! And thanks for reading.

PS I forgot to cover Cosmos DB in the article – a global, hyperscale database for any application with five different convergence models for distributed data.