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Posted by Romain Serre on June 13, 2019
Store backups in Microsoft Azure from Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5U 4a

The latest Veeam Backup & Replication update (9.5u4) provides the ability to create a Scale-Out Backup Repository (SOBR) with extents located locally and in Cloud. Initially, SOBR enabled to create a “logical’ backup repository composed of several backup repositories. For example, if you have many NAS, you can create a single SOBR with all these NAS to take advantage of all of them through a single backup target. In SOBR, an extent is a backup repository.

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Posted by Gil Artmoore on June 11, 2019
5 Tips to Optimize a CI/CD Pipeline

Whether you’re new to the idea of a CI/CD pipeline or have tried this development practice before and are simply looking for ways to optimize the process, this article is for you.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on June 5, 2019
Azure Lab Services Overview

Microsoft released in February 2019 a new service called Azure Lab service. With Azure Lab Services, you can easily set up and provide on-demand access to preconfigured virtual machines. Thanks to a dashboard, you can also keep your budget in check by controlling exactly how many hours your lab users can use the virtual machines.

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Posted by Andrea Mauro on May 28, 2019
What are composable infrastructures?

Having actual physical resources today as a foundation of IT infrastructure starts to look like an extravagant decision, to say the least. Why bother with extra resources, if you can make things happen faster, better, with less hardware footprint? However, virtualization development is far from the end. The latest idea on the horizon is the concept of composable infrastructures, which is more complicated than it sounds.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on May 23, 2019
How to Deploy and Configure VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vROPS) 7.5 on vSphere 6.7

Anyone who has ever heard of virtualization technology has heard of VMware. This company is one of the industry leaders, and instead of resting on its laurels continues to develop flagship projects such as vRealize Operations Manager (vROPS). The latest update of this product introduces quite a few new features and enhancements. You can not only find out about the pros and cons of vROPS 7.5 but how to deploy and configure it in the VMware environment!

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Posted by Mikhail Rodionov on May 16, 2019
Configuring Ubuntu Server GUI remote access – Part 1 – Basic Options

Anyone experienced in working with AMP stack on Ubuntu Server 18.04.02 realizes that this novelty, like any other, has its pros and cons. If you are used to convenient and useful Hyper-V enhanced session features, it may seem as though you have lost a shilling and found sixpence. Don’t worry, with Ubuntu Server GUI remote access you can have your cake and eat it.

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Posted by Romain Serre on May 14, 2019
Enable Azure File Sync from Windows Admin Center

Sherlock Holmes thought of the human brain as a crowded attic, where useful knowledge may simply get lost. Well, thanks to Azure File Sync, your IT environment won’t suffer the same fate. Find out how to synchronize data between file servers and Azure with this service. You can also enable tiering between file servers and Azure File Sync!

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Posted by Alex Samoylenko on May 8, 2019
VMware pioneers Service-defined Firewall – The game changer in the world of security?

VMware is not a newbie in IT security sport. Their work presents an impressive portfolio, with such solutions as AppDefense, vRealize Network Insight, and NSX-T/NSX-V. In March 2019, VMware introduced the first Service-defined Firewall, their endgame. Take a closer look under the hood to find out how it came to be a real game changer in the world of virtualized environment security.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on May 1, 2019
How to update VM hardware compatibility and VM tools with VMware Update Manager (VUM)

VM tools and VM hardware compatibility are vital for your VMs to run, but before updating it, you better be sure you need the features an upgrade can offer. Otherwise, it is a pig in a poke. VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 1 (U1) sounds familiar? In that case, you will be interested in finding out what you can do with VMware Update Manager (VUM).

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on April 25, 2019
[Azure] Host a static website in Azure, with reduced cost

Do you have a website with static pages to host and look for a cost-efficient solution? We have good news for you since Microsoft released a hosting on an Azure storage account. Azure immediately wins Adios IIS/Apache servers, because the latter are expensive in resources and maintenance. Don’t pay over the odds!

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