AidanFinn.Com Migrated To Azure App Services

April 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

I’ve just migrated AidanFinn.com from a Windows Server 2012 R2 Azure virtual machine to an App Service (web app) running on the same App Service Plan as CloudMechanix.com. This site, AidanFinn.com has been running on an Azure VM for the last few years. That has given me a lot of experience with [...]

Deploying My Sites On Azure App Services

April 5, 2018 // 3 Comments

I’ve started redeploying my websites on Azure App Services. In this post, I’ll explain the rather simple architecture and how I am going through my own little digital transformation or cloud transformation. For the last few years, this site (http://aidanfinn.azurewebsites.net) has been hosted [...]

Lots of New Region News in Azure

April 4, 2018 // 5 Comments

One of the most important things in a cloud service is location. Everyone cares where they put their data. Sometimes it is for compliance reasons. Sometimes it is for performance. Sometimes the reasons are even fictional! Azure now has 50 (announced) regions around the world, including: [...]

Video–Azure File Sync

March 22, 2018 // 2 Comments

I’ve produced and shared a short video (12:33 minutes) to explain what Azure File Sync is, what it will do for you, and there’s a quick demo at the end. If you want to: Synchronise file shares between offices Fix problems with full file servers by using tiered storage in the cloud Use online [...]

Faster & Bigger Azure Backup for Azure VMs

March 21, 2018 // 4 Comments

Azure Backup recently rolled out an update to their service for protecting Azure VMs to improve backup speed, restore performance, and to add support for larger disks. Support for Large Disks Azure Backup didn’t support disks that were larger than 1 TiB (1 TB is the marketing measure of 1000 GB, [...]

Windows Server 2019 Announced for H2 2018

March 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

Last night, Microsoft announced that Windows Server 2019 would be released, generally available, in the second half of 2018. I suspect that the big bash will be Ignite in Orlando at the end of September, possibly with a release that week, but maybe in October – that’s been the pattern lately. [...]

Thank You Mark Minasi @mminasi

March 8, 2018 // 1 Comment

A friend of mine, and a man who has influenced many IT careers around the world, is retiring. This week, Mark Minasi was at the Microsoft MVP Summit in Bellevue/Redmond to say farewell to many of his friends from across the globe. I’m taking this opportunity to say “thank you”. I’m in a [...]

Aidan 2, Vodafone 0

February 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

If you follow me on social media, you might have noticed my escalation (phase 2) against Vodafone Ireland to get my issues resolved or my contract cancelled. I wrote a post, which was a diary of my costs and difficulties in trying to get a normal phone service from the telecoms company; I’d [...]

First Cloud Mechanix Azure Course Completed

February 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

Last week, I delivered my first ever Cloud Mechanix Azure training course, to a full room in the Lancaster Gate area of London, UK. It was a jam-packed full 2 days of Azure storage, networking, virtual machines, backup, DR, security, and management, with lots of hands-on labs. Half the attendees [...]

How Bad is Vodafone Ireland’s Mobile Phone Service?

February 25, 2018 // 4 Comments

Let me tell you a tale … a tale of a contracted-for and paid-for service mobile phone Internet & SMS/Text data services that Vodafone Ireland is failing to provide me with. The Outage This tale of woe starts on Thursday 15th February. I was on the road to visit a client in Limerick (I live in [...]
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