Aidan Finn writes about Microsoft virtualization for the Petri IT Knowledgebase. He is a Microsoft Valuable Professional with the Virtual Machine (Hyper-V) expertise. Aidan has been working in IT infrastructure since 1996, and is the Technical Sales Lead for MicroWarehouse Ltd., a Microsoft value added distributor in Ireland. He runs the aidanfinn.com blog and has written or co-written books such as Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation And Configuration Guide, Microsoft Private Cloud Computing, and Mastering Hyper-V Deployment.
Aidan Finn's Recent Posts
This post will explain the improvements that Microsoft has made by making the next-generation alert system of Azure generally available.
There is a new SQL Server option that recently launched a preview in Azure called SQL Managed Instance, enabling you to run a private, managed version of SQL that is almost 100 percent compatible with on-premises SQL Server.
Aidan Finn shows you how to access an Azure Windows or Linux virtual machine console using serial access when you can no longer log in using RDP or SSH over the network.
Microsoft recently stunned a lot of people by announcing that Service Fabric, the platform upon which many of Microsoft’s cloud services are built, was being released under MIT open-source licensing.
Aidan Finn shows you how you can restore an Azure virtual machine from a snapshot, using the recent update that was rolled out to Azure Backup.
One of the things that annoys me in our industry is how supposedly educated people take advice and guidance on IT from no-nothings, the barfly, or the town idiot.
Check out this set of things to consider when pricing a virtual machine solution that will eventually run in Microsoft Azure.
Month 3 of 2018 brought us some interesting news in Azure IaaS. Some things that have been in the oven for a while are starting to rise and there’s lots more evidence of the new and open Microsoft.
Aidan Finn discusses recent improvements that were announced for Azure Backup, making backups more efficient, large VM restores faster, and enabling support for virtual hard disks that are larger than 1TiB (1024GB).
Aidan Finn explains how the components of Azure File Sync fit together and how they work together in an example multi-site scenario.
Aidan Finn discusses some architectural elements that you will use if you wish to deploy services across availability zones within a single Azure region.
Aidan Finn shows you how to deploy an internal Azure Service Environment, which will share its hosted app services via an internal load balancer.
Aidan Finn shows you how to deploy the “public” version of App Service Environment (ASE), where the app services are shared through a single, simple public IP address.