ANF Scheduler: December Update

For users of Azure NetApp Files the ability to take on demand snapshots and instantly restore any application is a powerful one. Snapshots can be taken on demand or triggered via API, PowerShell or CLI easily, however many customers would like an easy to deploy, secure method of taking snapshots at a regular interval withContinue reading “ANF Scheduler: December Update”

Windows Virtual Desktop (and Citrix) with FSLogix

Now that Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) is now generally available (GA) since 30th September 2019 you may be wondering what the best practices are for deploying highly available, performant and scalable storage to support your users. In addition, that storage must natively support Active Directory and NTFS permissions. Microsoft offer enterprise shared file services withContinue reading “Windows Virtual Desktop (and Citrix) with FSLogix”

How to: Configure Kubernetes or OpenShift to use the most performant file storage on Azure

On June 1st 2019, Microsoft announced the GA of their latest shared file service: Azure NetApp Files (ANF)– a PaaS shared file service supporting both NFS/SMB protocols for enterprise workloads. NetApp technology is widely used in many on-premise deployments with Kubernetes and OpenShift today, however, the launch of ANF allows Azure users to take advantageContinue reading “How to: Configure Kubernetes or OpenShift to use the most performant file storage on Azure”

How To: Auto-mount an NFS Azure NetApp Files Share

Shared files systems have been at the core of enterprise data systems for what seems an eternity, but only now are we seeing enterprise class data services being offered natively within the public cloud. This means that a whole new technical audience exists that may have not ever used NFS or SMB services. We’ll beContinue reading “How To: Auto-mount an NFS Azure NetApp Files Share”

Hello World!

I’m here to share first hand information I’ve learnt from my interactions with hundreds of the leading Azure consumers across the world. You’ll find quick-starts, videos and simple, concise explanations of Azure best practices, trends and how-tos that can help you get started quickly. Why do this? Because it will help you the get startedContinue reading “Hello World!”