There are 2 ways to shutdown an Azure VM, and they are certainly not equal! One way you will still get charged for the compute resources, and the other will free you from paying for the compute resources and help you reduce overall cost. The first method to shutdown an Azure VM, that sounds logical…Read more Properly Shutdown Azure VM to Save Money
So far the servers within Microsoft Azure data centers have been running Intel processors (CPUs). For a long time I've wondered if the power efficiency of ARM CPUs could make them more cost effective than Intel x64 CPUs that are more powerful. It's possible through the use of parallel computing that distributing load across many…Read more Windows Server running on ARM CPUs, Azure is Next!
In the past the only option for writing code and building software using Visual Studio was to install it on your local machine. With technologies like Windows Hyper-V and VMWare things became less invasive by allowing you to develop software inside of a Virtual Machine (VM). With the cloud, things have become even easier. You…Read more Visual Studio 2017 Development using a VM in Azure
Microsoft has been expanding out the certification offerings around Microsoft Azure. The Provisioning SQL Databases (70-765) exam fits right along with this as it measures expertise around SQL Server and Azure SQL Databases. With the ever increasing adoption of the Cloud, the lines between traditional on-premises style systems / applications and cloud applications is being…Read more 70-765 Provisioning SQL Databases Certification Exam
Since the initial release of the Virtual Machine (VM) hosting service within Microsoft Azure there's been a limitation on achieving the minimum requirements for the 99.9% SLA guarantee. This limitation has been that you needed to provision at least 2 VMs to get the SLA guarantee. That is until now. Now, there is an option…Read more Single Instance VMs Now With 99.9% SLA
There are many 3rd party VM appliance images available within the Azure Marketplace. Many of them offer Router, Firewall, and VPN solutions. One such solution is the pfSense for Azure VM image from Netgate. To find "pfSense for Azure" in the Azure Marketplace, just follow the following steps: Navigate to the Azure Portal Click on the…Read more Azure Marketplace: pfSense – gateway, firewall, vpn
There are many solutions available within the Azure Marketplace. One of these is the F5 WAF (web application firewall) solution. The F5 WAF solution is built using the industry-proven F5 BIG-IP Application Security Manager and BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager technologies, and it one of the many solutions available in the Azure Marketplace from third party…Read more Azure Marketplace: F5 WAF Solution