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 January 14, 2021
Backup Office 365 with Veeam Backup for Office 365

No one needs to tell that the efficiency and variety of security measures that keep your system up and running have gone quite up in recent years. However, you can’t be ready for everything, so it’s good to make sure your backup’s got your back, in this case – for Office 365 users.

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Posted by Romain Serre on December 9, 2020
Overview of Veritas SaaS Backup for Office 365

Veritas is a great offer for storing Office 365 data without any hard commitment. It doesn’t need any backup infrastructure since it comes as software-as-a-service (SaaS). In addition, your data will be encrypted, pursuant to GDPR rules, while it’s stored at the Veritas Datacenter in Denmark. Finally, the price for unlimited storage here is as good as it gets.

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Posted by Romain Serre on November 4, 2020
Azure Stack HCI Firmware and Drivers Updates with Dell EMC Open Manage for Windows Admin Center

Dell markets its EMC OpenManage extension for Windows Admin Center as a unified solution for ensuring Azure Stack HCI updates and compliance. Unfortunately, that is not the case since Dell’s extension is not in line with the current Azure hardware and software compliance matrix, and it’s not in tune with the latest WAC versions.

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Posted by Romain Serre on October 13, 2020
Microsoft Azure Backup Center Overview

Azure Backup Center was revealed during Microsoft Ignite 2020. It will be later released as a single-pane-of-glass management and monitoring tool for Azure Backup vaults. The solution will allow you to monitor and configure your backups, restore data, and set a certain level of compliance, all from a single GUI. Read the short guide by Romain Serre, a Microsoft MVP, about Azure Backup Center, its benefits, and how you can preview it today.

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Posted by Romain Serre on October 1, 2020
Enable Azure Monitor for Azure Stack HCI through Windows Admin Center

Monitoring an HCI can be a real pain because of having to shuffle through multiple UIs, each responsible for a different stat. That’s why HCI vendors continuously aim to perfect their options for control. To simplify your Azure Stack HCI monitoring, you can enable Azure Monitor via Windows Admin Center, with its in-built rules, or create your own.

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Posted by Romain Serre on September 8, 2020
Step-by-Step: Deploy an Azure Stack HCI stretched cluster from Windows Admin Center

Among other new features, Azure Stack HCI brings the ability to create a stretched cluster. As a result, you’ll be able to unify geographically disparate host servers more effectively to ensure better performance. The only thing is that until Microsoft enables the feature’s deployment via an extension in WAC (coming soon), you’ll have to take a bit more steps to do that.

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Posted by Romain Serre on August 11, 2020
What’s next in Azure Stack HCI

Azure Stack Hyperconverged Infrastructure is Microsoft’s attempt to build a hybrid HCI solution that’s aimed to be an everything-in-one. Among others, the new release will have simplified deployment via Windows Admin Center and Azure Portal, a specialized host operating OS, improved resync duration for S2D, and a one-click stack upgrade.

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Posted by Romain Serre on July 9, 2020
Establish a Site-to-Site VPN between Azure and a Unifi Dream Machine Pro

Ubiquiti recently released its Unifi Dream Machine Pro (UDM-Pro), which is a multifaceted hardware platform. It executes various features, including firewall, switch, router, SDN, or camera management. Unifi Controller, a software, allows you to handle your Ubiquiti network and even establish a VPN with Azure for hybrid scenarios.

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Posted by Romain Serre on June 25, 2020
Implement a DRP to Microsoft Azure from Windows Admin Center

Every contemporary organization should have a disaster recovery plan (DRP) in place to ensure data safety and business continuity. With the accessibility of present-day cloud services, luckily, setting up a valid DRP isn’t that complex or expensive. Azure offers one such service that’ll keep your apps and workloads running even during outages.

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Posted by Romain Serre on June 4, 2020
Azure Shared Image Gallery

Managing and sharing your VMs across different subscriptions in the cloud is necessary for having a flexible routine. Azure Shared Image Gallery is one such tool that enables that process. With it, you can manage VM images, deploy them across the world, perform versioning and grouping of images, and share them across subscriptions.

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