Azure

System Center 2012 R2 DPM supported in an Azure Virtual Machine

DPM team recentely announced they’re supporting DPM running as a VM in the Azure Cloud. This means now you can protect your Azure workload within the Azure premise by locating DPM server in the cloud. With this option you’re getting more retention time period as well. This also means whoever having System Center license now they can use that and setup DPM in Azure (more…)

By kconway, ago
Azure

Why Microsoft Azure RemoteApp rocks

During the TechEd 2014 in USA Microsoft revealed another cool offer “RemoteApps” via Public Cloud service. This is similar to Server 2012 R2 RDS Application publishing but only difference is hosted platform is public cloud (Azure). At this stage service is in preview mode and limited to 3 hosted applications only. (more…)

By kconway, ago
Azure

Backup Windows to Azure

One of the easiest access points to Azure is storage. It is ridiculously cheap, easy to leverage and a great way to get your feet wet with Azure. Azure Recovery Services allows you to backup Windows Server Backup or System Center DPM to Azure for roughly (at the time of this writing) $0.30/GB per month with the first 5GB free.  This also includes network traffic inbound as well as outbound (aka data restores).  To get started you’ll need the following:

  • Microsoft Azure Subscription
  • Management Certificates
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Azure Backup Agent
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By kconway, ago
Azure

File Server Disaster Recovery in the Clouds with Windows Azure and Windows Server 2012 R2

File servers are a key foundational workload in most organizations.  In addition to providing shared folders for document collaboration, storage and archiving, they can also serve as a data repository for other key business applications.  As such, file servers are a kind of “network utility” for data storage, without which most organizations would find it hard to continue operations. To reduce recovery time and data loss to tolerable limits that meet your RTO and RPO, you’ll want to consider augmenting a traditional backup strategy with more agile recovery options. (more…)

By kconway, ago
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