Tutorial: How to setup and configure Microsoft Azure Backup Server, part 2: configuring

06. October 2017 Technical 0
In the previous post, we discussed Microsoft Azure Backup Server, and covered the basic setup/installation process for this software. In today’s article, we will cover configuration of the software. Pre-requisites We have covered almost everything in the previous article, but to review, and to begin moving forward with configuration: Obviously, you need an Azure subscription ...

How to perform an Unplanned Failover from Azure Site Recovery

28. September 2017 Technical 1
In a previous series, I wrote about Azure Site Recovery, and the new integration tools available in Windows Server 2016, through the Essentials role (enabling some pretty cool new offerings, potentially, for service providers and consultants). ASR for Windows Server Essentials makes setting up Disaster Recovery into the Microsoft Azure cloud very easy to do ...

Tutorial: How-to Setup Azure Site Recovery using Windows Server Essentials, Part 2: Configuration

07. September 2017 Technical 0
Windows Server Essentials (or the Essentials Experience role) can be leveraged to quickly provision a full Disaster Recovery site in the cloud, and replicate Virtual Machines from your on-premises Hyper-V server(s) to Azure. The built-in integrations that make this possible are Azure Virtual Network and Azure Site Recovery. Image credit: Alex Fields, ITProMentor.com The previous ...

Tutorial: How-to Setup Azure Site Recovery using Windows Server Essentials, Part 1: Pre-requisites

05. September 2017 Technical 0
Windows Server Essentials (or the Essentials Experience role) can be leveraged to quickly provision and enable a full Disaster Recovery site in the cloud using built-in Azure integration features. The solution is composed of two Azure products: Azure Virtual Network and Azure Site Recovery. I have previously written about our struggles to configure this solution ...

The next evolution of SBS

31. August 2017 Business, Opinion, Technical 2
In a¬†previous article, I compared two alternative deployments for a new kind of “Small Business Server” (being defined in this case as a network of 25 users or less). Microsoft used to have a widely adopted product for this market called Small Business Server, but since it has been discontinued after SBS 2011, and that ...