FTP server design considerations

FTP server design considerations

In this article, I am laying out the most noteworthy FTP server design considerations. Regardless of whether you are installing in an on-premise or in a cloud-based virtual machine or physical server or utilizing a cloud Paas-based service, there are certain factors which need to be taken into account. FTP server design considerations Ask yourself … Read more

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

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

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 Stefanos Cloud 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 cover all the initial design considerations for Azure App Service PaaS. Part 2: Check the second blog post (Azure App Service Design … Read more

Microsoft 365 configuration best practices

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Setting the ground for Microsoft 365 configuration best practices It is very common for Microsoft 365 customers to request external consultation on how to properly setup a new Microsoft 365 tenant and subscriptions or re-configure their existing subscription(s) according to Microsoft best practices. This article attempts to put together a Microsoft 365 configuration best practices … Read more

Microsoft 365 external sharing design considerations

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Introduction The purpose of this article is to present Microsoft 365 external sharing design considerations. When designing your Microsoft 365 tenant, you need to consider a number of factors for allowing or prohibiting access to your Microsoft 365 applications and data to a number of internal and external users. This article discusses the following design … Read more

Overview of Azure gateway resources

Azure gateways

Introduction A gateway is a networking resource which handles network traffic while traversing different segments of the same ISO OSI network layer, for example a default gateway is a layer 3 domain (broadcast) gateway for routing purposes. The term gateway can also signify an application layer appliance which handles traffic for specialized application traffic scenarios, … Read more

Discontinued services in Microsoft Azure

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Introduction to discontinued services in Microsoft Azure This article provides a list of discontinued services in Microsoft Azure, as per the Azure service lifecycle. This includes services and features which have been discontinued, retired or deprecated. The below list shall be continuously be updated with latest updates from the Azure side. Many of these services … Read more

Azure storage design considerations

Azure storage design considerations

Introduction When planning for the deployment or migration to any Azure storage type, there are a number of design factors to take into account. The current post lists Azure Storage design considerations and can be used as a design guide by Azure architects and pre-sales engineers when designing Azure storage solutions. Azure storage account types … Read more