Microsoft announced a new SSD option for their IaaS virtual machines - Standard SSD. Microsoft have offered two disk options for a long time now; standard SSD a great option for storage needs of very low cost, infrequent access but would not be recommended for production environments. The second option was their premium SSD which … Continue reading New storage options in Azure
Reserved instances provide an easy way to reduce the cost of your VM machines by up to 72% when compared directly to pay-as-you-go - not bad! So what's the catch? Well there isn't one really although you do have to make an upfront commitment to Microsoft for one or three years. It is important to … Continue reading Azure Reserved Instances
Although it's only been out a few weeks (in limited preview) serial console access has already proven useful for troubleshooting both Windows and Linux VMs during boot. Accessing the console To open the serial console scroll down to the "Support + Troubleshooting" section and click on serial console (Preview) option. The serial console will open … Continue reading Serial Console Access
While many businesses are still looking to get their Windows Server 2012 estates (and previous OS’s – yes you’re not alone!) upgraded to Windows Server 2016 Microsoft has been busy working on readying the next version of Windows – Windows Server 2019. You can try the new version using the Windows Insider program (you’ll need … Continue reading Windows Server 2019
Many businesses have a desire to move to the cloud “it will save us money”, “it will make things easier” and “it’s easy to move us to the cloud” and the truth is there are many, many good reasons to move to the “cloud” but one thing is for sure unless you have a clear … Continue reading Make it successful!