Recovering the Active Directory Domain Services – Best practices for AD administration. Part 3

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September 4, 2015

Recovering the Active Directory Domain Services – Best practices for AD administration. Part 3   From: Official Blog – Veeam Software   Introduction This blogpost is the third in a three-part series on AD (Active Directory) administration best practices. Have you ever had the horrible realization that you just deleted the wrong computer account from the domain? Or have you ever reset a service-account password for a mission-critical application and…

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Read-Only Domain Controller (RODC) – Best Practices for AD Administration. Part 2

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September 4, 2015

Read-Only Domain Controller (RODC) – Best Practices for AD Administration. Part 2 From: Official Blog – Veeam Software Introduction In Part 1, Protecting the Active Directory Domain Services – Best Practices for AD administration, I focused on protection steps to protect your domain service locally. Unfortunately, most environments have multiple locations, otherwise known as ROBOs (Remote Office Branch Offices). Examples include remote, colocation and cloud data centers, retail stores, satellite offices,…

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New release: Veeam FastSCP for Microsoft Azure, our free gift to the IT community

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September 3, 2015

New release: Veeam FastSCP for Microsoft Azure, our free gift to the IT community From: Official Blog – Veeam Software Veeam® recently announced the Veeam® FastSCP™ for Microsoft Azure beta at Microsoft Ignite. This new release is a standalone tool that lets you copy your files securely onsite to Microsoft Azure VMs (virtual machines) and from Microsoft Azure VMs to your on-site location. Hybrid cloud models are becoming more and more important and…

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Best Practices for AD administration: Part 1 – Protecting the Active Directory Domain Services

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September 3, 2015

Best Practices for AD administration: Part 1 – Protecting the Active Directory Domain Services From: Official Blog – Veeam Software   Introduction Every component of the Modern Data Center requires authentication of some form or fashion.  Microsoft’s Active Directory Services contains information about individual objects within the forest and stores the necessary information in a relational database (ntds.dit). Domain Controllers are the heads of the infrastructure that controls access to resources through…

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Microsoft Certifies Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals 10

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August 18, 2015

, Offering Complete Visibility and Diagnostics into Microsoft Azure Workloads Riverbed and Microsoft partnership offers customers immediate insight into the performance of their cloud-based applications San Francisco—July 16, 2015— Riverbed Technology, the leader in application performance infrastructure, today announced that Riverbed® SteelCentral™ AppInternals 10 is now Microsoft Azure Certified. SteelCentral AppInternals 10 provides the most complete, real-time analytics to improve performance, optimize user experience, and measure the business impact of…

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Rackspace to roll out Azure as managed service

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July 17, 2015

Rackspace to roll out Azure as managed service   Customers can run Azure public cloud alongside Rackspace’s private offering Rackspace is set to provide Microsoft Azure as a managed service, taking the weight off customers who want to use the public cloud. The firm said its latest offering comes in response to user demand, and allows customers to adopt a hybrid cloud strategy, mixing Azure with Rackspace’s own private cloud…

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Google aims to make Windows Server apps comfy on its cloud

Google aims to make Windows Server apps comfy on its cloud by Barb Darrow  @gigabarb July 14, 2015, 1:17 PM EDT Windows Server support is important if Google wants to attract more business workloads to its cloud. And it does. Google GOOG 2.66% on Tuesday followed through on promises to make Windows Server a first-class citizen on its not-otherwise-very-Windows-centric Google Compute Engine. Google Compute Engine, or GCE, already supported most…

July 16, 2015
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Microsoft streamlines hybrid cloud operations with new tools

Microsoft streamlines hybrid cloud operations with new tools Workloads moved to the cloud must be managed properly, so Microsoft has released new tools to help system administrators bridge their in-house data centers with Azure services. The company has released an add-on for managing cloud workloads within the company’s System Center systems management suite. It has also expanded the range of backup options for hosting data and applications in the cloud,…

July 3, 2015
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Backing up your Cloud VMs Will Save In The End

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June 25, 2015

Backing up your Cloud VMs Will Save In The End!   Like my current company many are not willing to take the plung into the Cloud. There are plenty of Organization that have moved workloads to the Cloud other have embraced it entirely. Right now Microsoft is offer Start-Ups finanical assistance to start in the cloud. The question is always “Why Not” Amazon, Microsoft, Rackspace to name a few all…

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Microsoft Takes Shot at Amazon, Google with BizSpark Offer

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June 24, 2015

Microsoft Takes Shot at Amazon, Google with BizSpark Offer   By David Ramel June 23, 2015 Microsoft will begin offering $120,000 of free Azure cloud services to eligible startups starting on July 1, the company announced recently. The move, which will be offered as part of Microsoft’s BizSpark Plus program, is aimed at courting startup companies to the Azure platform. “The offer expands our existing BizSpark Plus program which, in…

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