Cloning Azure VMs into Production via Azure Backup

Cloning Azure VMs into Production via Azure Backup

I wanted to share this experience I had on a project, and some lessons learned about it.   Scenario This project was typical, with both Production and Non-Production environments; all hosted within Azure. In the Non-Production environment, the various Application…

Azure Monitoring Tools Explained – Part 14: Summary

Azure Monitoring Tools Explained – Part 14: Summary

In the first part of this series, we introduced the confusion and complexity that tends to occur when looking at the long list of monitoring tools available for Azure. We then provided a list of currently available tools that we…

An IT Pro Rant – Azure Storage GRS is NOT VM Disaster Recovery

An IT Pro Rant – Azure Storage GRS is NOT VM Disaster Recovery

Here’s a topic that I encounter a lot with people that are tasked with designing and implementing disaster recovery in Azure, but don’t actually understand the Cloud model or environment.   Scenario A customer wants to design disaster recovery for…

Azure Monitoring Tools Explained – Part 13: System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)

Azure Monitoring Tools Explained – Part 13: System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)

In the first part of this series, we introduced the confusion and complexity that tends to occur when looking at the long list of monitoring tools available for Azure. We then provided a list of currently available tools that we…

Azure Monitoring Tools Explained – Part 12: Service Health

Azure Monitoring Tools Explained – Part 12: Service Health

In the first part of this series, we introduced the confusion and complexity that tends to occur when looking at the long list of monitoring tools available for Azure. We then provided a list of currently available tools that we…

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