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Why Migrate SQL Server to Azure

When making the decision to move SQL Server workloads to Azure, there are a series of questions that need to be answered.

  • Why are you migrating to Azure?
  • What are you going to migrate to Azure?
  • Where will you migrate in Azure?
  • How will migrate to Azure?
  • When will you migrate to Azure?

The answer to the first of these questions is extremely important to answering the others.  In my experience, it is often neglected.

Frank Gill by Frank Gill

What is a Bastion Host?

Security is one of the many cornerstones of IT and a focus of what we do at Concurrency. When building in Azure, it is important to be able to connect to your resources securely. Bastion hosts are the common way to provide administrative access to private areas of your cloud network.

Paul Harris by Paul Harris

Azure Backup for SQL Server 2019

How to backup your important data stored in SQL is something on the minds of many IT professionals. Recently, Azure announced a new feature for backing up SQL servers running in VMs on Azure.

Paul Harris by Paul Harris

New Additions to Azure Infrastructure as a Service - Microsoft Ignite 2019

Last week, the yearly Microsoft Ignite conference occurred in Orlando, Florida. At this conference, Microsoft brings together developers and IT Professionals to learn what is coming next with Microsoft’s product offerings. Let’s discuss some of the new developments in the IaaC world

Paul Harris by Paul Harris

Microsoft VSS Backup Retryable Error

I recently was involved with a case involving trying to track down the cause of Exchange VSS writers reporting a “retryable” error.

Paul Harris by Paul Harris

Monthly Azure Payment Option

Recently, Microsoft Azure released an update to the Azure Reservation model that might help with paying for Azure resources that will be used for long term. Read this post to find out how to setup monthly payments for your Azure Reservations.

Paul Harris by Paul Harris

Executive Lunch in Minneapolis

Concurrency pulled together clients and our sales excutive team for an Executive Briefing at Crave in Minneapolis to discuss a recent client success.  A midwest airline completed a success data project with Concurrency using PowerBI, Azure Data Bricks and Data Lake to load and analyze booking data across their enterprise.  The brief was attended by several other clients who are planning to enbarck on a simular engagement and wanted to learn more about the process.

Nick Rustad by Nick Rustad

Terraform 0.12 and Azure: Quirks to Keep in Mind

Some quirks of Terraform and Azure I noticed working with it for the first time. By no means is this a comprehensive list, but  a few that I found especially interesting.

Leo Ling by Leo Ling