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Posted by Mikhail Rodionov on April 18, 2019
Installing AMP stack on Ubuntu Server 18.04.2

Initially my intention was to cover installation of MySQL only, but with phpMyAdmin being most popular MySQL administration tool, and overall interconnectedness between all the components of AMP (Apache, MySQL, and PHP) stack, I’ve realized that we normally need to install entire AMP stack in most of the cases and I’d better cover installation of all components. This article intended to give step by step walkthrough of installing Apache, PHP and MySQL on Ubuntu Server 18.04.2 (current LTS release). I will also cover installation of MySQL Workbench and phpMyAdmin. I will be using Ubuntu Server with GUI installed (you can read up about setting up Hyper-V VM with Ubuntu Server 18.04.2 in blog post I’ve wrote earlier).

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Posted by Romain Serre on April 16, 2019
Manage your public DNS from Azure

Microsoft Azure provides the ability to create a DNS public zone and manage it from the Azure Portal. If you are already an owner of a public DNS zone, you can change the name server (NS records) to point to those of Azure.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on April 11, 2019
[Azure DevOps] Terraform deployment with Azure DevOps – Part 2

After seeing how to create our first build with a terraform file in the Part 1, we will see how to create a release to deploy our Terraform template.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on April 9, 2019
[Azure DevOps] Terraform deployment with Azure DevOps – Part 1

Azure DevOps (previously VSTS) allows you to automate the deployment of resources, whether ARM template (JSON), PowerShell, CLI, Terraform, etc. Today, I’m going to focus on the integration with Terraform. Be careful, I’ll not go into Terraform details in this article, so you need to know the technology.

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Posted by Didier Van Hoye on April 4, 2019
How to use a persistent memory disk in a Hyper-V virtual machine

Windows Server 2019 with the Hyper-V role brings us support for persistent memory disks inside a virtual machine. That’s great news right. But any time we get performance that is way better than we normally use there is doubt about its real-world usefulness. Do persistent memory disks matter to you?

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Posted by Mikhail Rodionov on April 2, 2019
SQL Server FILESTREAM – Giving a bit of structure to your unstructured data

When it comes to familiarizing yourself with any new technology there are always two parts. First, you need to understand its intended use case, and second you need to understand how to use/implement this technology in practice (and, for your own good, you should do it strictly in that order). In this article I want to talk about SQL Server FILESTREAM feature making sure that both parts are covered.

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Posted by Gary Williams on March 28, 2019
IAM, why it matters and why you should use it

I have written a few posts now on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and some of the very cool things that it is possible to do within AWS. However, one thing that I feel that I need to cover before I go any further is probably one of the most important aspects of AWS even though it does not actually deliver any services, that aspect is Identity Access Management (IAM).

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Posted by Didier Van Hoye on March 26, 2019
Configure NVDIMM-N on a DELL PowerEdge R740 with Windows Server 2019

Dell EMC introduced support for NVDIMM-N with their 14th generation of PowerEdge servers. NVDIMM-N is one of the variants of Persistent Memory (PMEM).

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Posted by Artem Gaevoy on March 21, 2019
Hyperconvergence backline: How to make sure that your hyperconverged environment rocks?

Admins love hyperconvergence because it allows conjoining compute, storage, and networking resources that makes the environment cheaper and easier to manage. Experienced users can build an infrastructure in different ways using any parts. For instance, you can grab some servers from Dell and install an industry-standard hypervisor (Hyper-V, KVM, ESXi, whatever) on top of them. If you do not know that much about hyperconvergence though, consider buying an appliance.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on March 19, 2019
Deploy and Configure Azure Firewall

Azure Firewall is a new network security feature in Azure. This new feature has been introduced in 2018 as a managed service in order to protect your Azure Virtual Network resources.

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