About a week ago Veeam introduced “Direct Restore to Azure”. In the last couple of days, I’ve been playing with it and I have to say I was surprised to see how easy it is to take a backup file and make an Azure VM out of it.
Lately I’ve been playing around with Azure DevTest labs. This is a great way for provisioning rapidly deployed policy-driven environments in Azure for developers, testing, QA, DevOps and other teams in the organization.
In the previous posts I showed you how to deploy Azure Active Directory Services as a Service. Rather you did this just for fun or for a PoC, there is always the possibility to undo and delete the domain.
Now that we have set the stage, let’s take an Azure virtual machine and make it a member in our new “onmicrosoft.com” domain.
I have to say, since joining Microsoft I talk “as-a-Service” almost every day. Among all of the cool PaaS capabilities you will find Azure Active Directory (AAD). Before diving in, let’s all be on the same page here – I’m not going to deploy any domain controller or run DCPROMO on a VM god forbidden, it is all about the PaaS ladies and gents 🙂 .
I guess it was just a matter of time for me to write my first “Azure” post since I’ve joined Microsoft. As I am starting to dig my way through the platform and exploring BC/DR related areas, I am very happy with how easy it is to perform Azure VM backup and restore with no 3rd parties what so ever. A bit of background… So you have an Azure VM up and running, that’s nice but just the fact it’s in the cloud doesn’t mean you have a backup for it. The nice thing about Azure VM backup and restore [Read More]