Step-by-Step: Managing Azure Resources with Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and PowerShell

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In the past few articles , we’ve been focusing on provisioning end-to-end IaaS environments on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform using the new Azure Resource Manager API and PowerShell. CloudLab Powershell Azure Azure Resource Manager

Right-Sizing Data Center Resources

CTOvision

One of the perennial problems of data centers is monitoring server utilization to ensure right-sizing of resources. Having too few resources can lead to overprovisioning, which can cause downtime as virtual machines become starved for compute, memory, and storage. Charles Hall.

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18 Steps for End-to-End IaaS Provisioning in the Cloud with Azure Resource Manager (ARM), PowerShell and Desired State Configuration (DSC)

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Support for provisioning and managing Azure IaaS virtual machine environments via Azure Resource Manager (ARM) was recently launched as a Generally Available (GA) feature! Azure Compute, Network & Storage Providers under Azure Resource Manager.

Virtual Infrastructure Resource Monitoring Best Practices

Data Center Knowledge

Today, we’re going to take a look at a very critical monitoring and resource management aspect of the modern data center: Your virtualization layer (logical). Resources Virtualization resource monitoringPretty much all analysts agree that today’s data center is the driving engine behind major business initiatives. Most of all, today’s.

Step-by-Step: User-Defined Routing in the Cloud with Azure Resource Manager and Azure PowerShell 1.0 Preview

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However, recently I’ve been receiving questions on how to configure IP forwarding and user-defined routes via the new Azure Resource Manager (ARM) API. CloudLab Powershell Azure Network Azure Resource Manager

How Cloud Redefined Data Center Resource Utilization

Data Center Knowledge

The digitization of the modern business has created a new type of reliance around cloud computing. Here's what you can do to optimize your data center. Read More. Cloud Computing Featured cloud

How to Manage Cloud Resources Wisely

Data Center Knowledge

Do you know the limitations of your cloud? Read More. Cloud Computing Featured cloud

Step-by-Step: Automate Building Outbound Network Security Groups Rules via Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and PowerShell

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CloudLab Powershell Azure Networking Azure Resource ManagerLately, I’ve been working with several organizations that need to selectively restrict outbound Internet access from within their Azure Virtual Networks (VNETs) to conform to their own internal security policies.

HOW-TO: Building V2 VNET-to-VNET Connections with Azure Resource Manager and PowerShell in 5 Steps

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As a follow-up to my original End-to-End IaaS scenario using Azure Resource Manager (ARM), PowerShell and DSC, this article expands our configuration to include a VNET-to-VNET connection between Azure Virtual Networks provisioned via the new v2 ARM stack.

8 Steps to Building Site-to-Site VPN Connections for V2 VNETs using Azure Resource Manager in the NEW Azure Portal

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In a prior article , we walked through the process of scripted provisioning for V2 virtual networks and site-to-site connections using Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and Azure PowerShell together. CloudLab Azure Network Resource Manager

Optimizing Cloud Resources: the Requirements and the User

Data Center Knowledge

Here are a few good ways to optimize these critical resources. Your applications, your users, and your business all rely on your data center and your cloud architecture. Read More. Cloud Computing Data Center Strategies Featured cloud

Step-by-Step: Quickly Build IaaS Server Farms in the Cloud using the new Azure Resource Manager and PowerShell

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Last week, I wrote an article about using the new Azure Preview Portal and new IaaS Resource Group Gallery templates to provision an entire cloud-based server farm in as little as eight mouse-clicks – complete with storage, virtual networking and multiple VM tiers.

Dubai Airports automates resource planning

Computer Weekly

Airports in Dubai are using automation software to co-ordinate resources such as check-in gates and aircraft stands

IT Management Job Overwhelming? There Are Resources That Can Help

Data Center Knowledge

Managers, and especially IT managers, sometimes just need someone to "get them across the street.” Read More. Manage

Extending SQL Server 2014 AlwaysOn Resource Group with Storage Spaces on Microsoft Azure

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The new Azure Preview Portal makes it super-easy to configure a highly available SQL Server 2014 AlwaysOn Availability Group cluster with a new Azure Resource Group Template.

Deck and resources: Open Source + Microsoft Azure

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In this article, I'm providing a copy of the deck we used for our session, as well as a set of additional resources that may be helpful in your continued learning and preparation around Open Source scenarios with Azure. Additional resources. Thank you to those who attended my webcast event on Open Source + Microsoft Azure last week.

WLAN Pros: An Excellent WLAN Resource Continues to Get Even Better

IT Toolbox

As a long-time repository for a wealth of WLAN-related resources, the value of a visit to the WLAN Pros site is well-known toThe Wireless LAN Professionals organization is hardly new, but there is a freshness to it that’s worth talking about.

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Software maker leaves Russia for India to increase resources and reduce risk

Computer Weekly

Commodities trading software company has moved its software development resources to Bangalore from Moscow

Data Center Resources: Top Data Center Industry Groups

Data Center Knowledge

Data center industry groups provide critical connections and resources for busy professionals. Here''s a look at some of the leading groups providing thought leadership for the data center industry.

Lean Data Center Operations, Calculating Resource Allocation Index

Data Center Knowledge

Data center managers often cringe at their data centers’ electricity bills and would appreciate a better understanding between demand and supply profiles of their data centers. A new metric was proposed in line with the philosophy of designing data centers as an integrated value chain rather than a.

Cloud-Based UC Cost Factors - Human Resources

IT Toolbox

My previous post set the stage for this series by identifying three types of cost factors that need to be considered when trying to make the business case for economics as being the rationale for deploying UC in the cloud. The bigger picture scenario of getting serious about making collaboration

Maximizing Cloud Resource Utilization with Workload Automation

Data Center Knowledge

There''s no doubt, that the inclusion of virtual and cloud resources has made a significant impact on flexibility, scalability and accessibility in data centers. However, disruptions in service can and often happen when the cloud and legacy equipment combine or when virtual machine sprawl occurs. Industry Perspectives

Security Think Tank: Security analytics needs serious resources

Computer Weekly

What are the main challenges that security analytics can be used to address

Step-By-Step: Deploying Multiple Services via Azure Resource Manager

CanITPro

A few weeks ago, Pierre Roman explained the changes from cloud services in the classic portal to the new resource manager in the preview portal. He explained that the Azure Resource Manager (ARM) manages a Resource Group which contains all the application.(

Natural Resources Wales adopts Unit4 ERP in digital transformation drive

Computer Weekly

The Welsh government’s environmental protection body is using Unit4 enterprise resource planning, from Trustmarque, as part of a digital transformation programme

What’s new in PowerShell? 14 new resources for automated server self-provisioning and remediation with Desired State Configuration (DSC)

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that enables servers to self-provision themselves during initial deployment and also self-remediate their configuration if it should fall out of compliance with their assigned “desired state” DO IT: Click HERE to read this Step-by-Step introduction if you missed it … In this article, I’ll provide an introduction to a new PowerShell DSC Resource Kit that has recently been released with support for 14 new DSC resources … ( read more ).

Human Resources and ERP

IT Toolbox

Human Resources (HR) isn't usually the first function that comes to mind when you think about ERP, but a smoothly functioning HR module can greatly increase the usefulness, efficiency and profitability of an ERP system. HR helps manage the people side of the enterprise, meaning everything from hiring to benefits. It usually also includes a self-service feature that allows

Server and Storage I/O Benchmarking and Performance Resources

Storage IO Blog

This is a list of various articles, tips, post and other resources on server storage I/O performance benchmarking for legacy, virtual, cloud and software defined environments along with associated tools.

Revisiting RAID storage remains relevant and resources

Storage IO Blog

If RAID were really not relevant anymore (e.g. actually dead), why do some people spend so much time trying to convince others that it is dead or to use a different RAID level or enhanced RAID or beyond raid with related advanced approaches?

4 Ways to Deal with Rising Enterprise Resource Planning Security Risks

IT Toolbox

As companies and organizations grow and technology integrates all aspects of business processes, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems continue to expand in an attempt to keep pace. One thing that hasn’t changed is the need for superior security to protect sensitive information and financial investments. Traditional security measures such as firewalls and encryption are still

Azure Cloud Service VS Azure Resource Manager

CanITPro

Hello Folks, I’m back! after some unplanned time off, I’m back on CANITPRO.NET. so this morning, I was thinking what will i write about…. Hmmmm… Well just as I was pondering that weekly dilemma, a friend of mine walks by and said: “I was reading your.( read more ).

Cisco Umbrella cloud service shapes security for cloud, mobile resources

Network World

In an attempt to address such anxieties Cisco today announced Umbrella, a secure, cloud-based gateway, based on technology from OpenDNS and other technologies it acquired such as CloudLock as well as existing Cisco security services that together ultimately promises to offer secure business access to resources even when users are not using the safety of a VPN.

Deck and resources: Disaster Recovery to the Cloud with Azure Site Recovery

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I'm providing a copy of the deck we used for our session, as well as a set of additional resources that may be helpful when planning your disaster recovery approach with Azure Site Recovery. Additional resources. Thank you to those who attended my talk at CloudDevelop 2014 on Disaster Recovery to the Cloud with Azure Site Recovery today. We had some great discussions on disaster recovery planning scenarios!