NetApp announced Cloud Volumes support for Google Cloud Platform this month, thus covering all three major public cloud providers in the market. Offering NetApp cloud volumes on Azure as Azure NetApp Files was a big highlight of 2017, back when I used to work at NetApp, so I can only imagine the excitement in the … Continue reading NetApp Cloud Volumes 101
This is the second part of the two-part blog series around everything that you need to know about Azure Storage. In the first part, we looked at what Azure Storage is, And what are the different services that are part of Azure Storage. In this blog, we will focus on Replication, Encryption, Cost, Access Control … Continue reading Everything you need to know to about Azure Storage – Part 2
If you were looking for a one-stop shop to learn everything there is to learn about Microsoft Azure Storage, then look no further. You found it! You hit the jackpot! Now, let's get serious. In this two-part blog series, I have covered everything that you need to know from an Azure Storage perspective. What the different … Continue reading Everything you need to know to about Azure Storage – Part 1
Great, thanks for hanging in there, in part 1 we covered how you can deploy the Azure Stack Development Kit instance on a single node. In the second part, we will talk about how you can complete the post-installation steps and deploy your first test VM on the ASDK instance. Activate the Admin and Tenant … Continue reading Deploying Azure Stack Development Kit – Part II
This two-part blog series is a step by step guide on how to deploy an Azure Stack Development Kit (ASDK) instance with local authentication using Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS). This sounds great, but what is Azure Stack Development Kit?? ASDK is the first step that you should take when you are considering buying or … Continue reading Deploying Azure Stack Development Kit – Part I
This week I spent some time reading about Microsoft Azure Stack, and one of the things that made me curious was the Storage Spaces Direct(S2D) technology. At first glance, it looks like a simple Software Defined Storage solution, but when I went deep, I found that it has a good range of resiliency and efficiency … Continue reading What is Storage Spaces Direct ??
The first question that people might have after looking at the title of this blog post is: "Why would I need to configure AD Services in Azure if it already offers a managed service?" I was thinking the same thing when I ended up configuring AD services on my VMs in Azure. The reason I … Continue reading Configuring Active Directory Domain Services in Azure Cloud