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Posted by Romain Serre on April 23, 2019
Protect Azure File Shares with Azure Backup

Thanks to Azure Files, you are able to store your company data and give access to them through SMB. For example, you may have deployed Azure File Sync to synchronize files with Azure. In this kind of solution, the files are stored in an Azure Files. Because your files are sensitives, you want to backup them in case of disaster or “user miss click”. To protect these files, you can use Azure Backup that provide a protection for Azure File Shares. This feature is in preview since last year and should be available this year. Azure Backup provides instant recovery (even for large files) and file-level restore. In this topic, we will see how to protect Azure File Shares with Azure Backup.

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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

Managing several DNS zones is hard because the interface is changing with a provider, and it’s not user-friendly. However, you can leave troubling interface and manual DNS record creation behind and start managing DNS zone from the Azure Portal. Whether you are a Microsoft Azure user, or you already have a DNS zone, you can use it still!

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

Everything that needs to be said about the importance of project management automatization and workflow organization has already been said. You have learned how to create your first Azure DevOps build with a Terraform file, so now it is time to finally learn how to automatize your Terraform resource deployment with Azure DevOps.

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

Project management and automatized workflow are the milestones of any business, but small companies often have neither resources nor the experience to build them from scratch. That is when Azure DevOps enters the scene! This guide lets Terraform users learn how to optimize their workflow with Azure.

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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

Probably, everyone asked that question when finding out about the support function for persistent memory disks inside a virtual machine (VM) in Windows Server 2019 with the Hyper-V role. Persistent memory disks are good when we need a very high speed and very low latency. Some vendors can provide persistent memory disk option for you in their storage offerings. But why mapping persistent memory storage via the hypervisor host is so important?

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

A database (DB) management system is vital for any infrastructure. To control your data and protect it, you need to keep it organized. However, having a tool doesn’t mean knowing how to use it, so find out how to structure originally unstructured data using SQL Server FILESTREAM feature. Learn More

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

In public could hosting, whether it is Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform, you deal with security credentials. For every business, securing data, protecting information, or delegating access are vital. Identity Access Management (IAM) is a framework that helps to distribute access policies and account protection, and it can serve your needs specifically. Learn what exactly it is and why you should care!

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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

Non-volatile storages are lifebuoys for any company in case of power cycling. In running business having untouchable memory storage is vital. That’s why any novel software or hardware must support non-volatile memory with no problems. Time to learn how to go with the times and configure NVDIMM-N on one of the latest Dell PowerEdge Servers with Windows NT most recent software solution!

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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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