#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 […]

,

Leave a comment

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 […]

,

Leave a comment

#Azure notable updates week 23/18

The disaster recovery service (Azure Site Recovery) for Azure IaaS virtual machines reaches GA. While the service has been in preview for a while, having it generally available makes it ready for prime time. Azure Standard SSDs are a cost-effective Managed Disk solution optimized for dev-test and entry-level production applications requiring consistent latency. They are now […]

, ,

Leave a comment

#Azure notable updates week 22/18

Authenticating to Linux systems has always been a key concern for our implementations, those local sudoable accounts with the same password across many systems have always been a pain. Our choice has always been to interoperate with Active Directory. Now there’s a new options: integration with Azure AD. It works through a VM extension and […]

,

Leave a comment

#Azure notable updates week 21/18

Azure Database for MySQL now supports Data-in Replication. Use this feature to synchronize data from any MySQL server to the manged service. Following the news on Application Insights supporting cross applications query, now we get query across applications in Azure Monitor log alerts. The service is in public preview. For more info on how to query […]

,

Leave a comment