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Azure wins Linpack benchmarking across public cloud providers

Interesting white-paper outlining results from a comparative benchmarking of public cloud computing vendors by using the Linpack Benchmark, which is a measure of a computer’s floating-point rate of execution. Results : Azure surpasses the other public cloud providers when running … Continue reading

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Deploying MongoDB on Azure with Bitnami

Very easy to deploy multiple stacks quickly using Bitnami directly from Azure Marketplace or AWS Marketplace or on Google Cloud Platform. Bitnami currently has around 150 applications to choose from. Great interview again from The New Stack.

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New Azure Training from Microsoft

Six new *free* courses on Azure are now available and 6 more will be added in the next few weeks. https://partner.microsoft.com/en-US/azureskills Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines Microsoft Azure Virtual Networks Microsoft Azure Identity Microsoft Azure Storage Azure Fundamentals Microsoft Azure for … Continue reading

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Azure Container Registry – Public Preview

Public preview of the Azure Container Registry will be available on November 14 and will be compatible with Docker Registry. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-container-service-the-cloud-s-most-open-option-for-containers/ There will also be the introduction of Kubernetes as a supported orchestrator in Azure Container Service (ACS) http://blog.kubernetes.io/2016/11/bringing-kubernetes-support-to-azure.html

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Announcements from Ignite 2016

Announcements from Microsoft Ignite 2016 Docker in Windows Server 2016 http://thenewstack.io/docker-comes-windows-server-2016/ Generally available: Azure Disk Encryption for Windows and Linux for Standard and Premium IaaS virtual machines https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/generally-available-azure-disk-encryption-for-windows-and-linux-for-standard-and-premium-iaas-virtual-machines/ Generally available: Storage Service Encryption for Azure Storage https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/generally-available-storage-service-encryption-for-azure-storage/ Azure Security Center … Continue reading

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Azure Quickstart Templates

Azure Quickstart Templates Frontend to the files on GitHub. This is a very useful repo for many ARM templates, for quickly deploying different, but common solutions.

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Microsoft Azure for Amazon AWS Cloud Professionals

Now that I know AWS really well, i’ve started to learn Azure. This is a brilliant free training from Keith Mayer at Microsoft. Part 1 Getting started Part 2 Networking Part 3 Storage Part 4 Virtual Machines, VM Scale Sets … Continue reading

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