Looking for Azure IaaS Presales Consultation assistance?

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers!  Working on an Azure deal? Receive technical guidance as you pitch and close Azure deals during this one-on-one consultation. Get assistance with cost estimates, POC/value proposition as well as architecture planning and design​, helping you to propose the right solution and mitigate potential issues. During the technical consultation with a…

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Develop a new Cloud solution – Step-by-step guidance at your pace

  Are you interested in Azure and EMS, but aren’t sure where to start? Check out the new SMB JumpStart series now available on-demand. These series walk you through key workloads and show you how to get started, with demos and step-by-step assignments. Start today and progress through the content on your schedule! We have…

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Public preview of Azure Site Recovery (DR) for Azure IaaS virtual machines is available!

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Partners!  I am very excited to let you know that the ability to provide disaster recovery services using ASR (Azure Site Recovery) for your servers running in Azure as virtual machines is now available in preview!  This is an ask we have heard many times and is a welcome addition to…

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Azure Hybrid Use Benefit now available directly in the Azure Management Portal

Tim Tetrick   In case you missed the news from a couple weeks back, I wanted to highlight the fact that you can now activate your Azure Hybrid Use Benefit directly in the Azure Management Portal.  If you’re not already familiar with Azure Hybrid Use Benefit, it is a fantastic benefit that helps you get…

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Registration is open! Four new SMB JumpStart virtual workshops starting soon

Jeff Stoffel   I am thrilled to inform you that there are 4 new SMB JumpStart virtual workshop series starting soon! Creating Virtual Machines with High Availability Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery Cloud PBX and PSTN in Skype for Business Online Reimagine Hybrid Cloud Storage with the StorSimple Virtual Appliance You don’t want to…

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Azure Backup and ASR General Availability in CSP

  Partners,   Quick Update.   I wanted to get the news out on this as some of you may not have looked at the most current Azure Release Notes for CSP which is dated May 31st announced two very important points that illustrate the inertia building in Azure and CSP. Azure Backup is now Generally…

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Generation 2 VM support ASR

Rob Waggoner While Azure doesn’t natively support Generation 2 VMs, Azure Site Recovery (ASR) on Azure does!  I’ve spoken to a number of partners that have leveraged the performance improvements in Hyper-V Generation 2 Virtual Machines on-premises and they would like to be able to protect and/or move, these Virtual Machines to Azure.  Our Azure…

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Azure Site Recovery can Overcome Azure’s 127GB Boot Volume Limitation

Rob Waggoner Azure limits the size of your OS boot volume to 127 GB.  For new workloads, this limitation is not a significant barrier because you can add additional volumes to your Azure VMs, but for existing on-premises workloads that were not built leveraging best practices, or have just grown over time, this size limitation…

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Azure in 5 Minutes: ASR Failover Walk Through

Rob Waggoner In this video, I walk through the ASR Failover Process and show you the steps Azure Site Recovery takes to ensure that data is not lost in a planned failover, as well as show you how you could select prior recovery points if your current image becomes corrupt due to an un-planned failure….

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Azure in 5 Minutes: ASR Test Failover Walk Through

Rob Waggoner In this video, I walk through the Test Failover scenario.  I will show you how to initiate a Test Failover and the results of a Test Failover scenario.  Take note that a Test Failover scenario exists so you can ensure that your VM is replicating to Azure.  Test Failover is not for production,…

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New Solution Accelerator: Azure Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

Partners, I am pleased to announce the availability of a new Azure Solution Accelerator – Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR)! Solution Accelerators are technical documents that offer in-depth, step-by-step guidance on implementing Microsoft solutions. The third in an ongoing series, this solution accelerator focuses on providing guidance in developing a business continuity and disaster…

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Azure in 5 Minutes: Configure an On-Premises VM with ASR

Rob Waggoner In this video I walk through setting up a VM with Azure Site Recovery.  I focus on configuring the on-premises Hyper-V host and Virtual Machine though the initial replication.  I show you the on-Premises version of the VM and then how it replicates to Azure.    A step by step covering ASR is…

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Azure in 5 Minutes: Azure Site Recovery (ASR) – Setup

Rob Waggoner In this video, I’m going to walk through the Azure Site Recovery Process.  We cover the setup of how you can send a Hyper-V Replica to Azure instead of to another Hyper-V host.  I love the idea of having an offsite replica for my VM, and having a Hyper-V replica via Azure gives…

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Azure Site Recovery

  Rob Waggoner I’ve had the opportunity to review and deploy Azure Site Recovery (ASR) and I’m really please at what I’ve found.  What does it do for me?  Think of it as Hyper-V Replica to Azure.  We have the ability to send the Hyper-V replicas to Azure and even start them up in Azure…

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