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

Websites serving a large number of requests or providing services require high uptime. Here AMP (Apache, MySQL, and PHP) stack comes. It performs a logical pooling of resources, distributing workloads across multiple servers. So, with AMP stack you receive improved performance and high availability (HA) of your services.

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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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