Recurrent serverless batch job with Azure Batch

Most solutions have recurrent batch jobs, e.g. nightly / end-of-month batch jobs. There are many services we can leverage in Azure to run those.  In this article, we are going to explore a service that has “Batch” in its name:  Azure Batch. Azure Batch is typically positioned for big compute since it easily schedule jobs … More Recurrent serverless batch job with Azure Batch

Disaster Recovery with VM Scale Sets & Geo-Replicated DBs

Last year we posted an article about different options available in Azure to implement a disaster recovery strategy. We strongly suggest to review that article as it gives good insights about what a disaster recovery strategy is within an already resilient Cloud Environment but also clear out a few misconceptions people have around DR-capability of … More Disaster Recovery with VM Scale Sets & Geo-Replicated DBs

VNET Service Endpoints for Azure SQL & Storage

It’s finally here, it has arrived:  Azure Virtual Network Service Endpoints. This was a long requested “Enterprise feature”. Let’s look at what this is and how to use it. Please note that at the time of this writing (end-of-September 2017) this feature is available only in a few region in Public Preview: Azure Storage: WestCentralUS, … More VNET Service Endpoints for Azure SQL & Storage

Moving from Standard to Premium disks and back

Azure Managed Disks (introduced in February 2017) simplified the way Virtual Machine disks are managed in Azure. A little known advantage of that resource is that it exposes its storage type, i.e. Standard vs Premium, as a simple property that can easily be changed. Why would we do that?  Typically we’ll move from standard to … More Moving from Standard to Premium disks and back