Microsoft is going to take the battle with the MSP’s to a higher level


With the announcement of the Microsoft Azure Reserved VM Instances (RIs), Microsoft is competing with the traditional hosted cloud providers (MSP). With this program every Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) comparison for MSP Virtual Machines (VMs) hosting, or in the public cloud, can go straight into the archive… This is why….

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AWS Announcements at re:invent 2017

AWS Announcements at re:invent 2017

AWS Announcements at re:invent 2017

AWS Media Services – Process, Store, and Monetize Cloud-Based Video AWS PrivateLink Update – VPC Endpoints for Your Own Applications & Services AWS AppSync – Build data-driven apps with real-time and off-line capabilities Amazon MQ – Managed Message Broker Service for ActiveMQ EC2 Bare Metal Instances with Direct Access to Hardware GuardDuty – Continuous Security…Read More

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Hybridity at the Edge: Introducing the AWS…

Hybridity at the Edge: Introducing the AWS Greengrass on vSphere Preview

Hybridity at the Edge: Introducing the AWS…

At VMworld 2017, we introduced the concept of serverless functions and functions as a service (FaaS) running on VMware vSphere®, noting that our strategy wasn’t just about FaaS, but most importantly focused on enabling organizations to run any application or service – including cloud services – anywhere. Today marks the first major step in that The post Hybridity at the Edge: Introducing the AWS Greengrass on vSphere Preview appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog .

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Veeam Backup & Recovery 9.5 vs Azure Backup server

Storing VMware VM backups  in Azure

When implementing a 3-2-1 backup strategy, one backup needs to be stored offsite. In a hybrid cloud environment, offsite will likely be the datacenter of your cloud provider. If you run VMware VMs in an on-premises datacenter and use Azure public cloud services, how can you copy a backup of a VM to Azure? Well, there are multiple solutions but every solution has it pros and cons. In this article we will shortly explain 2 solutions and compare them: Veeam Backup & Recovery 9.5 and Microsoft Backup Server (latest update). Continue reading

VMware in the Clouds recap – reference guide


This again has been a massive year for VMware. So many clouds so many announcements. Here is a quick portfolio guide to what VMware is offering in public clouds from last year until now. Continue reading

What’s waiting for us at .NEXT?


One OS, one click, any cloud. Experience it at .NEXT

November 7-9, 2017 | Nice, France
Acropolis Conference Center

According to Nutanix .NEXT is ‘The datacenter event of the year’. Only a few days before the kick-off in beautiful Nice with exclusive tracks, over 50 break-out sessions and more.

.NEXT is designed to equip you with the tools, knowledge, and network of people that can help you make real, tangible business impact in your organisation.

Sadly I am unable to attend .NEXT this year in Nice, due priorities. But I will follow the event online and watch the sessions through internet. I can’t wait for some certain updates en insights. I will blog about announcements and my thoughts about it.

I wish Nutanix and my fellow Nutanix Technology Champions a great and exciting event and hopefully I will be able to attend .NEXT year.

Here is a video for a good impression of the event.

Dive into Microsoft Azure Stack Architecture (part 2)


Since the Azure Stack Architecture blog became rather long, this blog will cover the second part. You can find part one here.

Initial Azure Stack VM sizes

In Azure Stack TP2 there are only a handful VM sizes, but at GA a lot more VM sizes will be supported, although not all VM sizes can be accommodated yet because they require specific hardware configuration. Continu reading here 

Source: Dive into Microsoft Azure Stack Architecture (part 2) | Azure Stack

Solution architecture: Continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) for Azure Web Apps with Visual Studio Team Services

CD-CD pic Azure

For my previous employer I was the architect for designing an e-commerce platform within Azure. A important requirement was to setup a microservices architecture and also a Continuous integration and deployment solution pipeline, so the e-commerce platform would be very agile and dynamic. With some other requirements the best solution for our case, was to work with Azure App Services which enabled us to make continuous web-app deployment easier. Azure App Service is a fast and simple way to create web apps using ASP.NET, Java, Node, or PHP. Our development team was coding with ASP.NET. Making these web apps durable and evergreen requires a continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipeline to push each of our changes automatically.

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