Azure VM Sizes (as of November 2017)

neil.bailie/ November 10, 2017/ Microsoft Azure, Public Cloud/ 0 comments

A kind of cheat on available Azure VM sizes as of November 2017. Note, not all VM sizes are available in all Azure Regions. Further detailed information on VM sizes is available here ( and is well worth reviewing. General Purpose – balanced CPU-to-memory ratio. Series Cores ACUs Memory (GB) Data Disks Notes A (1 – 7) 1, 2, 4,

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Microsoft Future Decoded

neil.bailie/ November 1, 2017/ FutureDecoded, Learning, Microsoft Azure/ 0 comments

For the last two days I’ve been attending Microsoft Future Decoded at the Excel in London.  Microsoft Future Decoded is a 2 day event focused on the digital business of tomorrow. It is aimed at decision makers, developers and IT pros and provides a path to learn how digital transformation, artificial intelligence, cloud and digital skills can drive business success. It

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Maximising availability in Microsoft Azure

neil.bailie/ October 22, 2017/ High Availability, Microsoft Azure, Public Cloud/ 0 comments

As Microsoft Azure has evolved more features and capabilities have been added to provide the highest possible levels of availability for your solutions.  I wanted to talk about some of these capabilities, giving a high level overview of what’s available and how you can leverage it.  I’m mostly covering what’s available for IaaS deployments, although some of it applies to

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