Azure free service tier

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This article is a compilation of Azure free service tier services and other Microsoft sponsored offers and free benefits to developers, NGOs, government organizations and startups. Azure free service tier There is a handful of services in Azure which are provided free for either the first 12 months or forever. Free services may come with … Read more

Azure IoT services overview

Azure IoT services overview Azure Internet of Things (IoT) services allow you to make the most of your data at the edge, efficiently secure and manage your cloud assets, and proactively make decisions across your entire enterprise. Examples of IoT services include Azure IoT Central, IoT Hub, IoT Edge and Azure Sphere. Windows IoT edition … Read more

ITSM

ITSM stands for IT Service Management. The term ITSM encompasses all processes and activities related to the design, creation, delivery and support of IT services. In some cases, ITSM focuses on IT technical support and helpdesk systems, such as Service Now and BMC Helix. An example architecture from BMC Helix ITSM platform is shown below.

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops design considerations

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Deployment and Adoption Resource Center

Table of Contents Introduction to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops design considerations Having implemented various on-premises Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops – VAD (former Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop) infrastructures, i decided to write a, rather long, technical article on Citrix architecture and design best practices. This long guide has it all, from Citrix Virtual Apps … Read more

Azure integration services overview

Azure integration services overview Azure integration services provide integration capabilities for on-premise, cloud and hybrid applications and APIs. Azure integration services allow administrators and developers to seamlessly integrate on-premises and cloud-based applications, data, and processes across enterprises. Examples of integration services include Service Bus, Event Grid, API management, Logic Apps, Azure Healthcare APIs and Azure … Read more

Datacenter technologies and systems

Datacenter Infrastructure

Introduction to Datacenter Technology This article provides a technical overview of datacenter technologies and systems. Datacenters form the backbone of the digital world, acting as the central hubs where computing resources are concentrated for remote access. These sprawling complexes of servers, networking equipment, and other hardware allow for the seamless delivery and storage of data, … Read more

Azure App Service design considerations part 3

Azure App Service

Introduction This post is part of a series of Cloud Computing Help blog posts covering Azure App Service design considerations. Part 1: In this first part of Azure App Service design considerations (https://stefanos.cloud/azure-app-service-design-considerations-part-1/) we covered initial design considerations for Azure App Service PaaS. Part 2: Check the second blog post (Azure App Service Design Considerations … Read more

Backup items in a business continuity and disaster recovery plan

This article describes the Backup items in a business continuity and disaster recovery plan. What is a business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) plan? A business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) plan is a document that outlines how an organization will continue to operate during an unplanned disruption in service. The plan should include procedures … Read more

Stateless and stateful systems comparison

Introduction Stateless and stateful systems are two distinct approaches in information technology which handle and manage data and transactions differently. This article explores the differences between these two concepts and provide examples of stateless and stateful technologies in both software development and infrastructure systems. Stateless Systems In a stateless system, the server or application does … Read more

Load balancing solutions and design considerations

Introduction to load balancing Load balancing plays a vital role in distributing network traffic efficiently across multiple servers or resources. This article provides a comprehensive overview of load balancers, including their theory, design considerations, persistence types, and load balancing methods. Furthermore, it presents a detailed list of commercial and open source load balancer solutions. Load … Read more