Posts Tagged #MSOMS

#Azure notable updates week 28/18

Probably the most important announcement of the week is the public preview of Azure Virtual WAN and Azure Firewall. The first service brings SD-WAN in Azure, obviously you must have a SDWAN capable device in your data centers and/or branch offices. The latter is a managed firewall, basically a Network Virtual Appliance without the burden of […]

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#Azure notable updates week 25/18

Azure subscribers can upload keys from an HSM (Hardware Security Module) that they own to HSMs in the Azure Key Vault service. This toolset is designed so that your key is always protected by HSMs, even during transport. This feature is called “bring your own key”, or BYOK. Azure AD password protection and smart lockout […]

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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 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 […]

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