A while back I covered Stretching a disk in AWS EC2. Let's take a look at how it's done in Azure (Spoiler: it's also quite simple). For our example, we'll be increasing the size of a Server 2016 OS managed disk from 30GB to 40GB. First, we'll need to stop the VM. Now, AWS currently … Continue reading Stretching a disk in Azure
Setting up a VPN between Azure and on-prem SonicWall
I needed to setup a VPN between an on-prem SonicWall and Azure, but found the documentation on Sonicwall.com here a bit dated. Here's some updated documentation for how to configure the tunnel to supplement the link above. Let's setup the Azure side first: Setup a Virtual Network. If you don't already have a virtual network … Continue reading Setting up a VPN between Azure and on-prem SonicWall
Backups for Windows Servers in the Cloud: A Comparison of Azure Virtual Machines and AWS EC2.
So many corporate applications still require very traditional architectures- servers with specified roles, running all the time. These applications, as written, can't leverage a cloud-native architecture (serverless, etc). For these traditional applications, Azure Virtual Machines and AWS EC2 can be a reasonable fit. Server backups are one part of the discussion for bringing traditional applications … Continue reading Backups for Windows Servers in the Cloud: A Comparison of Azure Virtual Machines and AWS EC2.