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Should you Domain Join Azure VMs?

Recently, I spotted this question on Reddit: This is a good question – it indicates that the poster is realizing that the public cloud is a different place than on premises! There’s three things to address: What does the Pets vs Cattle mean? Does the pets vs cattle concept mean you need to change how […]

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Azure tip: Use The Small Platform Images To Save Over 300% On OS Disk Cost

Way back in May, the Azure team published a bunch of new images based on a 30GB boot disk, instead of the standard 127 GB disk. Why? To save YOU money. In many cases, it’s optimal to run applications from a second disk – SQL data, according to best practice, should run across three (system, […]

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Customer-Supplied Master Images in Azure

tl;dr – don’t bring your own image unless you really have a good use-case and you’ve already modernized configuration management processes. Re-evaluate what is baked into the standard deployment and carefully plan automation. Test thoroughly. When first investigating running applications in Azure, customers often ask me “How do I upload my base image to Azure?” […]