I have recently been implementing Windows Azure Pack at a large hoster here in Denmark. To my luck they were interested in not only WAP, which is a challenge itself, but also Storage Spaces.
When considering what an awesome product Storage Spaces is, there are suprisingly few articels on it on the world wide web, and even less conserning using Shared VHDX on Storage Spaces.
When designing Storage Spaces we have all heard we must pay especial attention to Columns and Interleave, but i had never heard of Logical Sector Size being something you should keep in mind.
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NOTICE – This blog is no longer running Ghost
As you might have discovered this blog runs Ghost which is a simple blogging tool, that focuses on writing and content, not flashy extensions or mods you can get lost in.
To improve my google search ranking and to add some security, i wanted to add SSL to the site, couldn’t find a single guide, so i decided to make one.
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Things you will need
- An active Azure subscription
- A Virtual network
- A local network
- A VPN gateway
I choose a Juniper SRX100 because its capable of running dynamic routing, and throughput of 60MBIT with IPSEC and its low cost.
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I am moving a customer from a traditional hosting provider to Microsoft Azure. They have a traditional setup with ADDS, file servers and a RDP Session host. In their current setup they complain about performance, so i wanted to test out if we could run some kind of scaling in Azure based on time or usage.
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After testing disk performance in the new D-Series VM’s i decided to take a look at what other ways there were for maximizing performance on the disk system on an Azure VM.
First of some baseline needs to be establised, i attached a simple disk to the VM and initialized it as a GPT disk. Then i ran SQLIO as descriped in my previous post and to get something nice to look at, i included CrystalDiskMark, this was the result.
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Following the news of the D-series VM in Azure i wanted to test it out to see what kind of performance it delivered.
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Microsoft annonced a new series of VM’s in Azure the other day, the D series, and i wanted to test their performance.
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