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How To Migrate Your WordPress Site to an Azure App

WordPress powers nearly 40% of all websites on the Internet. This is a simple guide on how run your WordPress site as an Azure App and migrate it from your existing provider. There are several reasons why you might want to do this: More control over the service running your site Better cost/performance alignment for …

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How To Run Folding@home on Azure Spot VMs to Help Fight COVID-19

Quickstart If you want to skip the details and deploy this solution in Azure, here is a link to my GitHub repo with everything used in this post: https://github.com/covid19folding/AzureSpotVMWorker Overview Azure Spot VMs are a special offering in Azure that offer major savings over traditional VMs (up to 90% sometimes!), but do not come with …

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Building a Cloud-Based Monitoring Solution With Azure Monitor and Log Analytics

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Contents Intro Overview Log Analytics Setup Agent Deployment Scripted Agent Deployment Solutions Log Queries Alerts Monitor Metrics Summary As organizations transition from server-based infrastructure to containers, serverless computing, and PaaS/SaaS offerings in the cloud, our monitoring and operations tools must evolve, as well. Every organization has different needs and unique requirements to support their applications …

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Running IaaS SQL Server in Azure? Back It Up with Azure Backup for SQL Server

With today’s hybrid and cloud-only infrastructure, it’s common to be running SQL Server in the cloud to support System Center and other applications. Of course, every database should be backed up. In this post, I will cover how to do this quickly and painlessly using Azure Backup without any additional infrastructure. In recent months, Microsoft …

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