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1808, 2016

Docker and Containers.

By |August 18th, 2016|Categories: Docker|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

What is Docker? Docker is an Open-source container technology that lets developers build, run and ship applications inside containers abstracting the virtual machines and Hypervisors and all of the overhead that is associated with it. The thing is, containers have been popularized by Docker Inc. So Docker and Containers seem to go hand in hand. But there is also another

1608, 2016

Azure Site Recovery Supported Scenarios

By |August 16th, 2016|Categories: Azure, Azure Site Recovery|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Azure Site Recovery is a very effective service that is offered by Microsoft in the purview of Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS). While being able to migrate workloads from On-premises environments be it virtual or physical, if you want to move from one data center to another data center where Azure Site Recovery would act as a DR orchestrator

208, 2016

Microsoft Azure Key Vault Lifecycle

By |August 2nd, 2016|Categories: Azure Key Vault|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

In the previous post of Introduction to Azure Key Vault, we learnt about the basics of Azure Key Vault, keys and Authentication mechanism. In this blog we will be continuing with Key Vault lifecycle i.e., go through the process of creating and managing Azure Key Vault with PowerShell. Key Vault lifecycle Azure Key Vault Lifecycle To use the Key Vault service we have

208, 2016

Azure Site recovery – Addressing Common issues

By |August 2nd, 2016|Categories: Azure, Recovery Service Vault|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Azure Site Recovery is a very effective service that is offered by Microsoft in the purview of Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS). While being able to migrate workloads from On-premises environments be it virtual or physical, if you want to move from one data center to another data center where Azure Site Recovery would act as a DR orchestrator

2907, 2016

Tagging Azure Resources

By |July 29th, 2016|Categories: Azure, Resource Manager|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Azure Resource manager model allows you to logically organize resources within a subscription. Read on to understand how tagging Azure Resources works. To help you manage your instances, images, and other Azure resources, you can assign your own metadata to each resource in the form of tags. A tag doesn’t stand by itself. It has to be applied to a

1807, 2016

VMWare and Hyper-V World

By |July 18th, 2016|Categories: Virtualization|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

In the world of virtualization, there are many platforms such as Integrity Virtual Machines, Oracle VM server for x86, Power VM etc. This blog focuses on VMWare and Hyper-V world of virtualization. VMWare vSphere: The world of VMWare and the way things work in VMWare can be really confusing at times, since it is a strenuous process and also confusing

707, 2016

Azure Key Vault

By |July 7th, 2016|Categories: Azure, Security|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Azure Key Vault is a service that enables us to store & manage cryptographic keys and secrets in one central secure vault. All the sensitive data is stored on physical hardware security modules (HSM) - FIPS 140-2 Level 2 certified - inside the datacenter where the data will be encrypted by VMs or directly on the HSM, more on this

3006, 2016

Azure Backup (Azure Resource Manager)

By |June 30th, 2016|Categories: Azure Backup, Recovery Service Vault|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

In traditional enterprise scenarios, organizations used to store their data on tapes for backup for long term retention. But, over the years that data has started to grow exponentially. Azure Backup is a robust and a simple solution and serves as a solution to the traditional enterprise tape backups. In this blog we will be diving through a the process

2706, 2016

Azure Resource Manager

By |June 27th, 2016|Categories: Azure, Azure Portal|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

ARM or Azure Resource Manager is a new way of building and grouping resources in Azure. A resource is single entity in the infrastructure like a virtual machine or storage account and so on. And now with ARM model you can group these in to a group called resource group. So, is that it? What was the reason for wanting

2406, 2016

Azure Support and managing requests

By |June 24th, 2016|Categories: Azure Portal, Azure Support|Tags: , |0 Comments

Azure Support Requests A brief guide for those of you who do not know how to raise Azure Support requests and manage them. It’s there but it’s not there. What I mean is it’s easy to actually open azure support request right from within the Azure portal at https://portal.azure.com, but it’s really very easy to miss it. The option is