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

Azure Firewall is a new network security feature in Azure. This new feature has been introduced in 2018 as a managed service in order to protect your Azure Virtual Network resources.

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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 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 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 Nicolas Prigent on December 4, 2018
Configuring Hyper-V Replica on Azure – PART 2

In order to build your own Hyper-V lab in Azure, you need two Hyper-V instances. But, hey, why do we need Hyper-V Replica here? This technology allows you to shift a virtual machine from a server on-prem to Microsoft Azure for maxing out your services uptime. With Hyper-V Replica, returning your services back to the normal functioning becomes a matter of only a few seconds… Looks like a must-have for your Hyper-V environment, doesn’t it?

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on November 29, 2018
Configuring Hyper-V Replica on Azure – PART 1

If you work with Azure close enough, you’ve probably have heard of Nested Virtualization. Yes, it is the feature allowing you to run Hyper-V inside an Azure VM. Why does one need that thing? Well, to build a perfect lab for demos, development, testing, whatever… without buying any extra hardware!

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on November 1, 2018
[Azure] Migrate your IIS websites quickly and easily

Migrating sites to the cloud can be quite troublesome. For such cases, Microsoft introduced the Windows Site Migration Tool. This is a program that can collect the necessary information about a website hosted on IIS, analyze it, and then automatically transfer all settings, files, and even the database directly to the Microsoft Azure cloud. Make sure that the migration of the sites is really easy and can be completed within a few minutes!

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on October 30, 2018
[Azure] Migrate your SQL Server databases quickly and easily, with near 0 downtime

The latest technology allows moving as separate databases and log files and the entire system. In this context, speed, ease, and lack of downtime are critical factors for the success of this process. How to ensure them and not to get lost in a variety of options for migrating SQL Server databases to Azure?

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Posted by Romain Serre on October 2, 2018
Deploy a virtual Kemp load-balancer appliance

Kemp provides a product called LoadMaster that provides a load balancer. Load Master is available in physical and virtual appliances. The virtual appliance is also called VLM (Virtual LoadMaster). LoadMaster can be deployed either in On-Prem and in Microsoft Azure. Today I wanted to show you how to deploy a VLM and the first configuration steps.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on September 6, 2018
[Azure] Use Azure Site Recovery to migrate to Azure from your VMWare environment

You’re on VMWare ESX 5.5, 6 or 6.5 and you want to migrate to Azure? Don’t worry, it’s pretty simple now, just follow this article. To start, you must run one of the following VMWare version, supported by Microsoft, 5.5, 6.0 or 6.5. After that, you need an Azure subscription to be able to migrate to Azure.

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