Monthly Archive: April 2017

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Differences between the classic and the Azure Resource Manager deployment model

A lot of times I got these questions, where is should create my resources? On the classic portal or on the ARM portal? What is the difference? Is it only the URL? Why if I choose to create a VM on classic within the same region I cannot use my network created on the ARM portal or vice-versa? All these questions are valid, but someone of them are misconception of...

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How to extend Azure Service Fabric to on-premise?

You can deploy a Service Fabric cluster on any physical or virtual machine running the Windows Server operating system, including ones residing in your on-premises datacenters. You use the standalone Windows Server package available for download from the Azure online documentation website (see here). To deploy an on-premises Service Fabric cluster, perform the following steps: Plan for your cluster infrastructure. You must consider the resiliency of the hardware and network...

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The difference between Azure Virtual Machines and Azure Cloud Services?

Azure offers several compute hosting options for integrating on-premises workloads in Azure.  On a previous post (see here), I described the difference between the both deployment methods, Azure Resource Manager and Azure Service Manager (Classic). On this post, I will focus on the difference between Azure virtual machines and Azure Cloud Services, because they serve as the basis on integration solutions. Azure virtual machines Azure virtual machines provide the greatest...

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Virtual Machines: Hyper-V vs Azure IaaS

A lot of times, during the Azure Foundation workshops session that I usually deliver, the difference between Azure virtual machines and Hyper-V virtual machines comes up. So I decide to write this post explaining what are the most important differences between them. Sometimes, depending on the workload, it doesn’t make sense to move to the cloud. I hope this post will clarify you on that. Because Azure uses Hyper‑V as...

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How to move your workloads to Azure

When integrating your on-premises environment with Azure, you might want to use the lift-and-shift approach to migrate some of your existing workloads. There are several ways to do it. You can use Azure Site Recovery to accomplish that (see here) or use one of common way to implement this approach, by capture the content of disks of physical or virtual machines residing in your datacenter, upload them to Azure storage,...

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How to implement Azure Site Recovery

On the previous posts, I did an overview of the Azure Site Recovery service (see here) and talk about the way that I design a disaster recovery solution with ASR (see here). For this post, I want to demonstrate how easy is to implement ASR. Implementing Azure Site Recovery is a relatively involved process. The implementation steps obviously depend on the design, which in turn is determined by the recovery...

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How to build a Disaster Recovery solution with Azure Site Recovery

Frequently I heard how to build a disaster recovery solution. When I heard that I always think about ASR. On my last post I talked about Azure Site Recover as an overview of the service (see here). On this post, I would like to explore what I take in consideration when I built an Disaster Recovery solution using ASR. Planning for Azure Site Recovery is highly dependent on the location...

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Virtual Machine Scalability in Azure – Part 1

You can provide automatic scalability for Azure VMs by using Azure VM scale sets. A VM scale set consists of a group of automatically provisioned Windows or Linux virtual machines that share identical configuration and deliver the same functionality to support a service or application. With a VM scale set, the number of virtual machines can increase or decrease, adjusting dynamically to changes in demand for its workload. The workload...

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Azure Site Recovery

Azure Site Recovery (ASR) is by far one of the Azure features that I always like to play with. The improvement along the time is above extraordinaire! When I’m talking about Azure and Cloud to costumers I always ask what is their disaster recovery plan. I got a lot of different options. So far, as my best knowledge, I didn’t find any compelling solution then ASR. So what is ASR?...