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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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on March 19, 2019
Deploy and Configure Azure Firewall

Azure Firewall is a security service designed for Azure virtual network protection. Presented in 2018, the Firewall, as its name implies, helps to control inbound and outbound network traffic. With a feature-rich service like that, keeping your Azure network this secure has never been that easy!

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Posted by Andrea Mauro on March 14, 2019
Storage Controllers in VMware vSphere

Storage controllers are virtual environment tools essential for locating and accessing both block-based devices and SCSI devices. Storage controllers in VMware vSphere virtualization platform can operate with different storage controllers, varying in types, purposes, and usages. A wide range of functional capacities allows you to establish storage controller compatibility, choose configurations, and process SCSI emulation and paravirtualization. Use a storage controller as best suited for your preferred OS!

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on March 12, 2019
Working with Azure VM Extensions

Azure Virtual Machine Extensions are small applications that provide post-deployment configuration and simplify the management of VMs. This feature uses Windows and Linux Azure agents that are automatically installed during the provisioning process. If your VM requires the installation of software, anti-virus protection or running a script inside of it, feel free to use VM extensions. Configure your VMs quickly and easily, automate your critical tasks, and save time with Azure VM extensions!.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on March 7, 2019
The easiest way to upgrade your VMware vSphere Infrastructure in 3 Steps

Upgrading VMware vSphere infrastructure may seem a boring, tedious, and sometimes even difficult process. But that’s not true at all if you know about three steps you need to follow in order to avoid difficulties in updating. These steps are called pre-upgrade, upgrade, post -pgrade phases. What should be done at the pre-upgrade stage? How to choose the most appropriate upgrade scenario for your infrastructure and architecture? What steps should be taken after completing the infrastructure upgrade?

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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 Paolo Valsecchi on February 28, 2019
Veeam: re-map MoRef ID of protected VMs when replacing the vCenter Server

“Object with reference <vmname> was not found in the hierarchy cache.” Have you ever met such an error message during replacing the vCenter Server configured in Veeam Backup & Replication? Or maybe in the case of an inventory change in the vCenter? A similar message pops up when a Virtual Machine’s MoRef changes. To complete backup jobs successfully, you need to re-map the MoRef ID of protected VMs, namely to keep same MoRef IDs for all protected virtual machines. How should that be done?

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