Column for Virtualizationreview.com – Beyond IaaS with Microsoft Azure

My latest monthly column is now live at virtualizationreview.com. In the article, which builds on the three previous IaaS in Azure posts I look at how to move to the cloud but not just lifting and shifting VMs. Adding PaaS services for databases, web sites, backup etc. is a better way of adopting cloud. Read it here.

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Column for Virtualizationreview.com – Tips & Tricks To Secure and Optimize Azure VMs

In this month’s column for virtualizationreview.com I round off the three part series with a look at IaaS VM security, how to access VMs, how to optimize networking and how to use Security Center with your IaaS deployments.  Read it here.

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Column for Virtualizationreview.com – Optimizing VMs in Azure

In my column for virtualizationreview.com for last month I dig deeper into IaaS VMs in Azure and cover things such as picking the right VM size, how to deploy multiple VMs, setting up storage the right way, and managing disk encryption the right way. Read it here.

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Creating VMs in Azure for virtualizationreview.com

In my monthly column for virtualizationreview.com I look at creating a VM in Azure. First the next-next-next wizard to get a basic VM up and running, then we break that down and approach it in a better way, creating a resource group to house networking, diagnostics storage, backup storage and a network security group (NSG) for security before we create one or more VMs. Read it here.

This article is also laying the foundation for the next few columns where I’m going to explore Azure more in-depth with step by step articles and the why behind the how-to.

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Azure for 4Sysops – How to connect virtual networks – Site to Site & ExpressRoute

Rounding off the Azure networking pieces is a post on Site to Site VPN networking between on-premises and Azure, along with a look at ExpressRoute on 4sysops. Read it here

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Azure for 4Sysops – How to connect virtual networks – Point to Site

Part two of my series on Azure has been published over at 4sysops, this time I cover connecting your on-premises networks to your Azure virtual network – starting with Point to Site. Read it here.

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