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Technical and Product News and Insights from Rackspace

Announcing the launch of SAP on Azure

Rackspace just released a minor enhancement to Rackspace Application Services for SAP to help our SAP® on Microsoft® Azure® customers migrate to SAP S/4HANA.

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Rackspace offers Sitecore disaster recovery design patterns

Rackspace offers predefined design patterns from which clients can select for business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) purposes.

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Azure SQL virtual machine resource provider

Most release pipelines have some automation to do after configuration to a virtual machine (VM) to prepare it for use. Looking at SQL Server®, you can configure a lot of options to make it production-ready. What most people do not know is that a resource provider within Microsoft® Azure® configures basic SQL Server settings without the need for any post-configuration scripts.

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Azure PaaS VNet integration with a hub-and-spoke topology

A colleague of mine sent me a message asking if I ever had an issue deploying an Azure® web app that routed through a hub-and-spoke topology. Trying to think back through the hundreds of deploys I have done, nothing came to me regarding any difficulties. Digging more into the problem with him, he explained that the web app could hit any virtual machine in the hub, but nothing in the spokes. This symptom sounded like a routing issue, with some oddities sprinkled on top.

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Now available: Sitecore v9.3

Rackspace now offers Sitecore® version 9.3, which includes several enhancements.

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Static storage website with Azure Front Door

One of the Azure multi-region topologies I have seen included an Azure Traffic Manager with Azure App Service Web Apps in each region. Some customers are cost conscious and would rather have a static web page display after a region failure with some generic message that there is a problem and it is being looked into. With the introduction of Azure Front Door, there are many capabilities that will not only enhance our live site, but will also serve as a cost-effective failover to a static website in a storage account.

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The thirteen tips on taking tech tests

The thirteen tips to take tech tests

Yes I can speak Cloud…I learned it from a book.

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Hugo the Great - CI with Hugo and Azure DevOps

This post offers a small taste of Dutch history but, more importantly, an overview of how to user Azure DevOps to create a CI Pipeline for Hugo!

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Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator Associate

My thoughts on the AZ-102 exam!

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Rackspace offers Managed Azure Kubernetes Service

As a Microsoft® Azure® Expert Managed Service Provider, Rackspace is focused on delivering high-value services for customers who are actively running cloud-native applications and for customers who are interested in modernizing existing applications to take advantage of the performance, availability, and cost savings that they can realize by leveraging a container-based microservices architecture.

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