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A while back I wrote a blog post entitled Getting Hands on with Azure Migrate, which covered off how you can deploy Azure Migrate within your environment to evaluate how ready your servers are for a move to Azure.

The information Azure Migrate gives you on it's own is fantastic and can really s...

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I recently put together a presentation for a customer to give them an insight into Azure Cost Management by Cloudyn and thought it might be a good blog post. Cloudyn, an innovative company that helps enterprises and managed service providers optimize their investments in cloud services, were purchas...

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I've been recently working a lot of Azure Migrate, and although I've spent alot of time over the years managing VMware environments I haven't been hands on with one for nearly two years now.  So I dusted off my aging HP ProLiant Microserver and spun up a small VMware environment lab to get hands on...

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As I'm sure you are aware I run a User Group which means I have a host of usernames and passwords to remember for the Social Media accounts attached to it as well as my own which can get a bit confusing and onerous at times.  To get around this I make use of Azure Active Directory (AD) and Single Si...

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Last month I moved my blog from AWS hosting to Azure, as I mentioned in my blog Moving my blog from AWS to Azure.  My blog is currently hosted on WordPress and when I migrated it I chose to build a IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) virtual machine.  Maybe not the most "modern" solution for hostin...

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Recently the question of how can we trigger stop all virtual machines (VMs) within the Azure platform when a certain event happens was posed.  As I'm sure you're all aware there is a auto shutdown of VMs within Azure which is triggered using day/time.  However this time we were being asked to trigge...

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In a previous article I covered off what Azure Policy was and explained some of the features that it had.  At the time I mentioned that there are a number of built in/pre configured policies and initiatives that you can use, however I have been looking at designing and implementing custom policies...

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I was recently asked if there was a way of tracking basic metrics from Virtual Machine (VM) within Operations Management Suite (OMS), such as CPU usage, Disk Usage and Memory Usage.  Unfortunately there isn't out the box available within OMS that can be easily set up to do this.  However the ability...

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Azure Policy is a service within Azure that is currently in Preview.  It has been designed to help you to enforce different rules and actions over your resources, which enables your resources to stay compliant with your corporate standards.  It comes with a lot of "out of the box" or "built in" poli...

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Back in December 2016 I moved my blog from Blogger to WordPress and also changed from a free hosting provider to Amazon Web Services (AWS).  At the time it was a good move as I was able to take advantage of free services from AWS.  However since January 2017 I have been paying for the hosting, at £8...

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