Category Archives : Storage, Backup & Recovery

11

Jun

Virtual machine memory allocation and placement on Azure Stack

https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/virtual-machine-memory-allocation-and-placement-on-azure-stack/

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04

Jun

Empowering clinicians with mobile health data: Right information, right place, right time

https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/empowering-clinicians-with-mobile-health-data-right-information-right-place-right-time/

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03

Jun

Customize your automatic update settings for Azure Virtual Machine disaster recovery

In today’s cloud-driven world, employees are only allowed access to data that is absolutely necessary for them to effectively perform their job. This limited access is especially important in scenarios where it’s difficult to monitor access behaviors, like if you have many employees and/or engage vendors. Access is usually based on the job responsibility, authority, and capability. As a result, some job profiles will not have access to certain data or rights to perform specific actions if they do not need it to fulfill their responsibilities. The ability to hence control access but still be able to perform job duties aligning to the infrastructure administrator profile is becoming more relevant and frequently requested by customers.

You asked, we listened!

When we released the automatic update of agents used in disaster recovery (DR) of Azure Virtual Machines (VMs), the most frequent feedback we received was related to access control. Customers had DR admins who were given just enough rights to execute operations to enable, failover, or test DR. While they wanted to enable automatic updates and avoid the hassle of having to monitor for monthly updates and manually upgrade the agents, they didn’t want to give the DR admin contributor access

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28

May

Azure NetApp Files is now generally available

https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/azure-netapp-files-is-now-generally-available/

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15

May

Microsoft Azure portal May 2019 update

https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/microsoft-azure-portal-may-2019-update/

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14

May

Premium files redefine limits for Azure Files

Premium files sets new scale and performance bar for Azure Files, providing more power to developers and IT pros.

Today, we are excited to share that Azure Premium Files preview is now available to everyone! Premium files is a new performance tier that unlocks the next level of performance for fully managed file services in the cloud. Premium tier is optimized to deliver consistent performance for IO-intensive workloads that require high-throughput and low latency. Premium shares store data on the latest solid-state drives (SSDs) making it suitable for a wide variety of workloads like file services, databases, shared cache storage, home directories, content and collaboration repositories, persistent storage for containers, media and analytics, high variable and batch workloads, and many more. Our standard tier continues to provide reliable performance to workloads that are less sensitive to performance variability and is well-suited for general purpose file storage, development/test, and application workloads.

Provisioned performance – Dynamically scalable and consistent

With premium files, you can customize the performance of file storage to fit your workload needs. Premium file shares allow you to dynamically scale premium shares up and down without any downtime. The premium shares’ IOPS and throughput instantly scale based on changes

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08

May

Improved cloud service performance through ASIC acceleration

Delivering new, transformational capabilities increasingly requires that we develop for ourselves competencies which we’d previously turned to our suppliers for. Our experience building Azure public cloud services over the last several years bears this out. We’re now developing our own server infrastructure and investing in innovative silicon technologies, such as field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), to accelerate our workloads — things that would have been unheard of years ago.

At the Open Compute Project 2019 conference, we unveiled Project Zipline. Project Zipline is comprised of a new, cutting-edge compression and encryption pipeline and the contribution to open source of the register transfer language (RTL), which is used to implement it in hardware. Azure’s dramatic growth has rapidly increased our need for optimized data processing and storage systems. Zipline enables compression without compromise by simultaneously delivering higher compression ratios, higher throughput, and lower latency than other solutions available today.

Today, we announce the companion technology to Project Zipline — Project Corsica. Over two years in the making, Corsica is our ASIC implementation of Zipline technology. It delivers Zipline’s first rate performance in compression, encryption, and data authentication, all accelerated in a special purpose ASIC developed by Microsoft in collaboration with Broadcom.

Internal innovations

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06

May

Get high-performance scaling for your Azure database workloads with Hyperscale

https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/get-high-performance-scaling-for-your-azure-database-workloads-with-hyperscale/

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01

May

Monitoring enhancements for VMware and physical workloads protected with Azure Site Recovery

https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/monitoring-enhancements-vmware-physical-azure/Azure Site Recovery has enhanced the health monitoring of your workloads by introducing various health signals on the replication component, Process Server. The Process Server (PS) in a hybrid DR scenario is a vital component of data replication. It handles READ MORE

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29

Apr

Accelerate supercomputing in the cloud with Cray ClusterStor

https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/supercomputing-in-the-cloud-announcing-three-new-cray-in-azure-offers/

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