Are you migrating SQL Server virtual machines to Azure? If so, how are you handling the SQL licensing once migrated? If you are running SQL Server Standard or Enterprise edition then you need to have either an active software assurance agreement or a current CSP subscription for SQL Server in order to qualify for license … Continue reading Have you correctly licensed your migrated SQL Server VMs in Azure?
There are times when you may require a fixed outbound public IP address for your Internet facing workloads. Usually this is required for whitelisting purposes so that external systems or customers can safely trust the source of the traffic they are accepting. This is a straightforward enough process for a single virtual machine by using … Continue reading Outbound NAT for Azure Virtual Machines
Accelerated networking is something I've previously suggested in my 7 ways to optimize your Azure VM performance post. In short, this removes the virtual switch from the host allowing the NIC to forward network traffic directly to the virtual machine. The result of this is lower latency over the Virtual Network but it's important to … Continue reading Azure accelerated networking put to the test