AWS is Looking to Attract More South American Business: Snowball Tech Available for Sao Paulo Region
Posted by Augusto Alvarez on August 15, 2017
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Amazon Web Services (AWS) is continuously looking to expand their business (we’ve covered earlier about new regions coming for France, China, Sweden and Hong Kong), now they are pushing in another emerging market, South America: The Snowball technology will be offered to achieve faster migrations to the cloud to the Sao Paulo region.

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Deploy Veeam Agent for Windows to backup a physical server
Posted by Romain Serre on August 10, 2017
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Veeam Backup & Replication was mainly a backup product for the virtual environment until this year. Recently, Veeam has released Veeam Agent for Windows and Linux 2.0 that enable to backup physical machines such as workstation and server. In this topic, I’ll talk only about Veeam Agent for Windows on a server the environment.

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Microsoft Released in Public Preview a Customized Azure Service Health Dashboard
Posted by Augusto Alvarez on August 3, 2017
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One of the biggest concerns companies and IT users have regarding public cloud is about availability and reliability since organizations cannot control the solutions involved providing the services they are acquiring from their cloud provider. Microsoft is always looking to enhance the cloud perception, and now is taking a customizable approach for the Azure Service Health Dashboard, released recently in public preview.

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[Azure] Backup your SQL Server databases
Posted by Florent Appointaire on July 26, 2017
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If you want to backup your databases on SQL Server, but you don’t have storage anymore, or you don’t want to buy new hardware or you want to back up your LAB, you can save them on Azure. To do this, it’s very simple, and you pay only the storage that you use.

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Walmart is Asking Providers to Avoid Storing Information in AWS, but is that a Right Decision?
Posted by Augusto Alvarez on July 21, 2017
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As a result of the recent major buyout from Amazon to Whole Foods, Walmart has recently asked their vendors and providers to not use Amazon Web Services (AWS) for hosting any of the Walmart data or even transactions. Adding to that recommendation, Walmart has been recommending to these providers to use Microsoft Azure instead. But is that a right decision to protect their information?

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AWS Expansion, New Regions for 2017 – 2018: France, China, Sweden and now Hong Kong
Posted by Augusto Alvarez on July 10, 2017
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Same as Microsoft’s strategy for locations within cloud services, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is adding more regions into their AWS datacenter ecosystem: France, China, and Sweden were recently announced as new regions for 2017/2018; and now Hong Kong will also have an AWS datacenter in 2018.

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Microsoft Announced an Improved Azure VPN: Better SLA and 6x Faster
Posted by Augusto Alvarez on July 3, 2017
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Every company managing an Azure environment knows that the Virtual Private Network (VPN) between their on-premises environment and the public cloud is crucial to guarantee services availability and performance. Microsoft just announced they are improving significantly their Azure VPN, the now called VPN gateways will have stricter SLA, enhanced security and up to a 6x faster performance.

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A few details about Veeam CDP in Veeam Availability Suite v10
Posted by Alex Samoylenko on June 30, 2017
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Recently, New Orleans has hosted the VeeamOn 2017 conference that was dedicated to providing availability for virtualized datacenters. I participated as Veeam Vanguard, a member of the community of professionals promoting the products of this company.

During the event, Veeam announced the release of the Veeam Availability Suite v10 aimed to provide complete availability for virtual datacenter. According to developers’ estimates, the suite will be released by the end of 2017.

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Deploying the Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS)
Posted by Nicolas Prigent on June 26, 2017
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Microsoft is offering the Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) that provides a solution to the issue of using a common local account with an identical password on every computer in a domain. LAPS resolves this issue by setting a different, random password for the common local administrator account on every computer in the domain. Domain administrators using the solution can determine which users, such as helpdesk administrators, are authorized to read passwords.

LAPS allows you to manage local administrator account passwords on domain-joined computers so that passwords are unique on each managed computer, randomly generated, and centrally stored in Active Directory infrastructure.

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Interforest Migration in Windows Server 2016 with Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT) 3.2. Part 3
Posted by Karim Buzdar on June 22, 2017
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In previous articles, we have installed Password Export Server Service (PES) 3.1, established trust, delegated permissions to source user account in the target domain, configured source and target domains for SID history migration and understood the theory behind interforest migration. Now, we move ahead with actual migration.

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