Keeping up with the pace of the Azure cloud evolution is tough at the best of times. Just when you think you are getting on top of it, Ignite comes along and Microsoft drop a cluster of feature bombs which means you spend most of your Saturday updating your Visio architecture diagrams. Thanks a..
Configuring scheduled database backups has always been an important activity for database professionals. As we transition our SQL Server workloads into Microsoft Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), we now have a number of options available for backing up databases which at first glance can..
We are delighted to announce that the Consortium, a group comprising Coeo, Content and Code, Inframon, Modality and Program Framework, has been selected from a global field of Microsoft partners for the prestigious Worldwide Partner of the Year for Cloud Productivity.
I’ve blogged previously about the need to configure a quorum witness on failover clusters and now with Windows Server 2016 there’s a great new quorum option – a cloud witness.
One of the interesting new features of SQL Server 2014 was being able to place SQL Server database files directly in Azure blob containers. The purpose of this post is to walk you through setting up a database with its data and log files in Azure. In a later post I plan to test the performance..
The dream of having a single lorry turn up to move every existing IT service to the cloud isn’t going to happen. Instead, there are several ways organisations are adopting cloud services.
We’re excited to announce that Microsoft have awarded us Gold Cloud Competency.
The aim of this article is to provide a high-level overview of Extract, Transform and Load processes in Azure. Throughout the post, I will share my own experience working with Azure Data Factory and Automation over the last few months, and this blog will act as a primer for future posts, where I..
Ever since cloud services appeared, we’ve heard about their different types: Platform as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service etc. While those terms help us understand a service’s capabilities – and traditional target audience – I wonder whether those terms have now been overtaken by the pace of..