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December 4, 2017  4:00 PM

Managing VMs via Azure Active Directory just got a lot easier

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
Active Directory, Azure, Virtual Machines

Back when Azure and Azure Active Directory got Windows InTune pushing down setting, and specifically oddball settings changes were complex. In the newest release of InTune that is accessible via Azure and Office365 things have gotten much easier. There used to be a

November 27, 2017  4:00 PM

Should I be blocking outbound ports in Azure by default?

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
Azure

The short answer is that yes there are ports that you'll want to block outbound by default.  There's a variety of amplification attacks that you have the possibility of being a member of. These attacks aren't against your systems, but you run the risk of your machines being used to amplify attacks...


November 13, 2017  4:00 PM

8TB SSD in Azure vs. 8 1TB SSD in Azure

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
Azure, SSD

With the 8TB SSD drives that Azure has, which makes the most sense to use multiple 1TB SFastSDs or the 8TB SSD drives?  Well that depends.  The...


August 23, 2017  4:00 PM

1 Day Class On Azure Infrastructure

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
Azure

Button that says ExpertOn Monday, October 30th I'll be presenting an all day class on


July 19, 2017  1:00 PM

Azure Billing Can Be Misleading

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
Azure

One of our customers ran across some interesting data within their Azure bill. Specifically they were [caption id="attachment_5413" align="alignright" width="284"] 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


June 21, 2017  4:00 PM

Azure Internal Load Balancers, Availability Groups, and Multiple Front End IPs

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
Azure

Recently Microsoft Azure introduced the ability to have multiple front end IP addresses on an Internal Load Balancer. This allows for [caption id="attachment_5464" align="alignright" width="379"]


June 14, 2017  4:00 PM

Making WordPress authenticate off of Azure Active Direction

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
Active Directory, Azure, WordPress

https://www.flickr.com/photos/120360673@N04/13856199984/Yep, you read that title correctly....


June 7, 2017  4:00 PM

Azure Import Export Services – Notes from the field

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
Azure

One of my clients recently had the need to upload tens of terabytes of data into Azure Blob Storage. This gave us the perfect opportunity to use the Azure Import Export service to get these several terabytes of data into Azure by using the Azure Import/Export Service.  The Azure Import/Export...


May 31, 2017  4:00 PM

Azure SQL DW or Amazon Red Shift?

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
Amazon Redshift, Azure, Data warehouse, SQL

There are a lot of ways to build a database in the cloud. Picking the correct solution for your workload can be a daunting task. When building a data warehouse solution that needs to scale out from terabytes to near petabyte scale, you suddenly have a lot fewer options. The two biggest players in...


April 12, 2017  2:00 PM

ZyXEL with client VPN and Azure Site to Site VPN Configuration

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry
Azure, VPN

I'm going to start out by saying that I'm not a networking guy, at all. But that said sometimes I have to pretend to be a networking guy. In our lab we have a decent set of machines. We also have our...


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