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#Azure notable updates week 26/18

Static website hosting for Azure Storage now in public preview.  A static website contains pages with static content and JavaScript or other client-side code. The integration with Azure Storage enables rich backend capabilities with serverless architectures leveraging Azure Functions and other Paas Services. Azure Database for PostgreSQL  and for MySQL get 4-TB server storage. Zone-redundant Azure […]

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#Azure notable updates week 24/18

User-Defined Restore Points are now supported for Azure SQL Data Warehouse, this allows you to integrate recovery point creation with ETL workflows, thus lowering the standard 8 hours RPO to virtually 0 hours. Azure Container Instances (ACI) updates: multi container deployment through YAML better secrets management probes to assess container health and log integration with […]

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Choosing between LRS and GRS storage in #Azure backup

What happens in (the remote? impossible?) case of an Azure datacenter DR is a recurring question when I advocate Azure. Sometimes the ability to have storage account replica (with GRS and GRS-RA) is misleading, it leads to the wrong conclusion that everything is going to work auto-magically. This is not the case, even if your […]

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#Azure notable updates week 15/18

  Azure Storage gets a boost in capacity and performance, you can now ask support to set your storage accounts limit for blob storage up to 5PB, 50K IOps and 50 Gbps bandwidth. Log Analytics Query Language news: parse_version() – Converts input string representation of version to a comparable decimal number. row_cumsum() – Calculates the cumulative sum of a […]

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#Azure automation tips, tricks and lessons learned

Quick short list of dos, donts and lessons learned when programming for Azure Automation.  This is mainly for internal use for our automation team, but let’s share it with the community. If you have tips and tricks to share they’re welcome. Remember. Logging in Azure Automation (write-*) is synchronous and expensive in terms of execution […]

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