Posts Categorized: Virtual Machines

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Azure’s getting bigger, faster and more open

A few hours ago, Scott Guthrie and Satya Nadella talked about Microsoft’s strategy for cloud computing, announcing several important technology and partnership updates to Microsoft Azure.

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Accessing and Using Azure VM Unique ID

We have recently added support for Azure VM unique ID. No matter what your platform or applications requirements on Azure VM, you can now have access to an Azure VM unique identifier.

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Disaster Recovery to Azure using Azure Site Recovery is now GA

Azure Site Recovery can consistently replicate, protect, and seamlessly failover virtual machines directly to Microsoft Azure. With automated protection, continuous health monitoring, one-click orchestration, and recovery in Azure, ASR is an integral part of Microsoft’s strategy to provide hybrid cloud business continuity solutions for any customer.

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SQL Server AlwaysOn and ILB

Internal load balancing (ILB) for Azure services was previewed in May 2014 and went into General Availability in July. Today, we are excited to bring both these technologies together; SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups can now be run with ILB. Availability Group is SQL Server’s flagship solution for high availability and disaster recovery.

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Azure IaaS workload protection using Data Protection Manager

System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) is an established backup product for protecting Microsoft on-premise workloads. As our customers move some or all of their infrastructure to Azure, a key ask is the ability to back up workloads now running in Azure.