Proximity Placement Groups and Accelerated Networking

Proximity Placement Group

In this video I go over the benefits of using Azure Proximity Placement Groups and Accelerated networking with Azure IaaS VM’s.  I start by explaining what Proximity Placement Groups are and how they work, then go over the basics of Accelerated Networking.  After that, I deploy a Proximity Placement Group and accelerated networking and compare results with and without the features enabled.

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Reserved Instances in Azure

Azure Reserved Instance

Reserved Instances offer significant savings for IaaS Servers, SQL Databases, Cosmos DB and other Azure and third party services.  I have mentioned Reserved Instance in a couple other videos and posts. One on Saving money in Azure and once on Azure Cost Management.  LINKS. This article and the accompanying video go into details on how Azure Reserved Instances worth.

Video version, including a demo can be found below.

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Dynamic Azure ARM Template for Server Deployments

Dynamic ARM TemplateEver since I started using Template Deployments I have been perfecting a Dynamic Azure ARM Template for server deployments.  I finally reached a point where I feel this template is complete and am excited to share it with the world.  The code can be found on my GitHub page here.  A brief explications of parameter values are listed below. Continue reading “Dynamic Azure ARM Template for Server Deployments”