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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on February 12, 2019
An Overview of Azure Traffic Manager

Traffic in the network is similar to the movement of cars on the roads. If there are no traffic lights and a traffic controller or the number of cars is too large, a traffic jam will arise. How about user traffic incoming to your website? The situation is similar. To ensure high availability and high performance, you need an efficient traffic manager. Azure Traffic Manager (ATM) is a DNS-based traffic load balancing subsystem that allows you to distribute traffic between services in all Azure regions optimally, ensuring a high level of availability and responsiveness. Productivity, priority, balance, multitasking – these characteristics fully describe Azure Traffic Manager. Are you still losing valuable time in information packets traffic jams?

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Posted by Mikhail Rodionov on February 7, 2019
Migrating K2 database to a different SQL Server instance – how to copy SQL Server instance Master Key

You may have different reasons for moving the K2 database to a new SQL server instance. But there are mandatory steps you need to follow to complete this action successfully. You need to backup and restore all the data of the K2 database to a new SQL Server instance, do encryption/decryption operations, and many other things. But how can you protect your data and ensure minimum downtime?

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Posted by Vladan Seget on February 5, 2019
How to Migrate VMware vCenter from Windows to VCSA 6.7 Update 1

Do you have problems with lack of space when using SQL express or setting up ODBC parameters before installing vCenter? So it’s time for you to think about VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) – a pre-configured virtual appliance running Linux (Project Photon OS). It has been optimized specifically for vCenter services. What about the scale? VCSA supports up to 2000 hosts or 3500 VMs per appliance. Sounds good, right? In addition, VCSA provides enhanced security. Why wait? Take a step into the future!

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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 Florent Appointaire on January 29, 2019
[Azure] Create a PowerApps application for a SharePoint list

PowerApps is a corporate service that allows you to create, connect, and share business applications with your team. This happens in minutes and from any device. With PowerApps, you not only optimize the work of your team but also contribute to the implementation of innovative ideas in business activities. And guess what? You can create a PowerApps application by yourself for a SharePoint list. Have no idea how?

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Posted by Yaroslav Kokhanovskyi on January 25, 2019
3-2-1 Backup strategy – why your data always survives

Data is the lifeblood of any businesses. That is why its loss can be comparable to the loss of vital organs. In order not to bring the situation to a critical state, backup is mandatory. The 3-2-1 backup strategy is most effective and based on making three copies of your data, two of which are stored on different media, and one is located offsite. In terms of keeping data off-site, backups can be stored on tapes, which today are the cheapest and most reliable carrier. But infrastructures that are completely focused on tape devices are expensive and do not provide decent performance. That is why virtual tape library with a public cloud storage tier may be a good alternative. StarWind offers StarWind Virtual Tape Library (VTL) – a solution allowing to make backup processes faster and more cost-efficient. So, why does the sequence of these numbers, 3-2-1, have magical power for your peace of mind and how does StarWind VTL fit in well with this backup plan?

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Posted by Vladan Seget on January 22, 2019
vCenter Server Appliance 6.7 U1 Installation and configuration Guide

VMware’s release of vSphere 6.7 U was launched in October 2018. What’s new? This release includes the necessary tools for convergence and repointing. An external Platform Services Controller (PSC) has sunk into oblivion and the client can move to a simplified embedded deployment. The HTML5 based vSphere Client is now fully functional and the vSphere SSO domain has gained more flexibility with support for embedded repointing. Not bad, right? Catch this wave!

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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 Florent Appointaire on January 15, 2019
[Azure] Call an Azure Function webhook from an automated Flow and a SharePoint list

A webhook is a method of extending or changing the behavior of a web page or web application using custom callbacks. In the case of SharePoint, webhooks allow you to track all changes that are on the site as well as receive notifications about specific events. With Azure Functions, you can host your SharePoint webhooks in a romp! Learn More

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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