Azure Backup was maybe one of the most expected services. For me, for example, was difficult to work with Azure when there was no possibility to backup my VMs in the cloud. But the time is passes and now we can not only backup Azure VMs, but use cloud services to backup on-premises data. Continue reading
Recently I faced a performance problem with one of my systems based on several standard Azure virtual machines. The problem was connected with high disk response time during heavy workload. Of course, the easiest solution was to move all VMs to a premium storage account. But it could increase my expenses. So, I started to investigate other ways to do it and found one. Continue reading
I hope that the previous article about Azure Networks was useful. And now you know the main features of Azure Virtual Networks, Network Security Groups and so on. The next task for us will be to connect remote users to our Azure Network. Typical solution for this task is VPN. Azure can work with two VPN types – Site-To-Site VPN to connect your On-Premises or another Azure network, or Point-To-Site VPN to connect remote users. With this article I want to describe how to configure Azure Point-To-Site VPN with resource management model.
There is the diagram of the planned solution:
We have a virtual network with our cloud infrastructure. We want to connect our users to it with high security level. Continue reading
With this article I want to describe main features and usage scenarios of Azure virtual networks at the resource management model. Lets imagine a typical infrastructure of a hybrid corporate network.
To provide communication between virtual machines in the cloud, they must belong to the same virtual network. Each network must have at least one subnet. A virtual network can be connected to your on-premises infrastructure or another cloud infrastructure via VPN. Everything is easy and clear. Continue reading
Let’s discuss how to solve the following problem:
You have two or more virtual machines at one cloud service. Like this:
Microsoft Azure can provide you several classes of virtual machines. Classes A and D are available at any datacenter. Class G is available only at several US datacenters. The main difference is the type of processor. For G type it’s announced that there is Xeon E5 is used. For A and D classes there is no official information about processor types. We only know that D class is 60% faster than A class. Continue reading
In February I found some new features at Azure Machine Learning studio. It’s strange that there was no posts about these features at ML official blog. So, let’s fill in this gap. Continue reading