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Romain Serre
Romain Serre
Romain Serre works in Lyon as a Senior Consultant. He is focused on Microsoft Technology, especially on Hyper-V, System Center, Storage, networking and Cloud OS technology as Microsoft Azure or Azure Stack. He is a MVP and he is certified Microsoft Certified Solution Expert (MCSE Server Infrastructure & Private Cloud), on Hyper-V and on Microsoft Azure (Implementing a Microsoft Azure Solution).

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Posted by Romain Serre on July 16, 2019
Connect to your Azure VMs through Azure Bastion

Microsoft Azure users have no problem with connecting their VMs, except that its protection prospects in terms of public IP use could have been better, so the use of VPN is strongly advised, if not required. All this hussle ends with Azure Bastion, new Azure feature allowing to create RDP or SSH session from the Azure Portal, thereby relieving the users from the need to use a public IP address.

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Posted by Romain Serre on July 11, 2019
Deploy a turnkey RDS farm in Microsoft Azure

The Remote Desktop Services (RDS) is genuinely one of the best options there are for remote access to applications and desktops. The deployment of RDS, however, can be quite a pickle, which is why the release of a new Windows template for full RDS farm deployment is hot news. This template has everything you need. RD gateway, RD Broker, RD Licensing, – you name it, it’s got it.

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

Veeam announced the next update of its backup app – Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5u4. It has an opportunity to create a Scale-Out Backup Repository (SOBR) with local and cloud extents. And one more benefit: SOBR can include two tiers. It’s not fiction. Create a performance tier and capacity tier such as a storage account in Microsoft Azure with SOBR!
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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 Romain Serre on April 23, 2019
Protect Azure File Shares with Azure Backup

Admittedly, Microsoft Azure is a cloud platform that is friendly and useful enough for every business person. It provides a varying range of possibilities, including cloud file storage. However, these files are fragile, for even a missed click can become a huge inconvenience. It is only reasonable to go on further with exploring Azure services and learn how to protect your data with Azure Backup.

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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 Romain Serre on March 5, 2019
Getting started with Azure Migrate

Azure Migrate is an Azure tool that helps to plan the transition from VMware to Azure. Are you considering the possibility of lift-and-shift migrations? Or maybe are you at an early stage of migration assessment? The Azure Migrate service will help you assess whether your on-premises machines are suitable for working in Azure, get size recommendations for VMs, and estimate the cost of running on-premises machines in Azure. Do you have any doubts?

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Posted by Romain Serre on January 31, 2019
Configure Azure Backup from Windows Admin Center

Windows Admin Center offers a great web interface for managing Windows Server. Microsoft’s desire to bring the capabilities of the hybrid cloud to on-premises systems has led to the inclusion of the Azure Backup feature in Windows Admin Center. Now you can configure Azure Backup for your Windows Server with just a few clicks and save your time and resources. This is especially suitable for those who have a small environment in a data center. Or maybe it is hosted by another service provider, where having your own backup infrastructure does not make much sense.

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Posted by Romain Serre on January 17, 2019
Present an authentication form from Kemp LoadMaster

KEMP’s main product is LoadMaster, a load balancer, which allows you to work with dozens of web applications. The problem is that some web resources do not include an authentication form, as for example SSO. Therefore, moving to these applications through Kemp, the security of your data is at risk. But don’t worry! ESP or Edge Security Pack is an authentication form provided by Kemp and presented to clients before accessing the web applications.

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Posted by Romain Serre on January 10, 2019
Configure a reverse proxy on Kemp LoadMaster

A reverse proxy is a service that sits in front of one or more servers and accepts requests from clients for resources that are located on the server or servers. From a client point of view, a reverse proxy looks like a web server and can be easily used for remote access. The Kemp LoadMaster platform provides reverse proxy services that expand the range of workloads and provide access to dozens of web applications via a single IP address/port. Set up a reverse proxy server on the LoadMaster and get the perfect point in the network to control traffic and optimize performance!

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