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Reading Time: 3 minutes Hotpatching is a way to install OS security updates on some supported Windows Server editions running in virtual machines (VMs) that doesn’t require a reboot after installation. It works by patching the in-memory code of running processes without the need to restart the process.  Actually hotpatch is supported only on VMs and Azure Stack HCI created from images with the exact combination of publisher, offer and sku from the below OS images list:

Reading Time: 2 minutes Windows Server 2025 is quite close to be released (before the end of 2024), but what about the lifecycle of Windows Server products and which version is still supported? Windows products are governed by both a Modern Lifecycle Policy or a Fixed Lifecycle Policy. Search for the product lifecycle for your specific Windows product and its corresponding Lifecycle Policy and end-of-support dates.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Software for Open Networking in the Cloud (SONiC) is the open networking solution used in Microsoft’s Azure Cloud. SONiC is the networking switch software used in the lower layer of Azure Datacenter fabric (TOR and Aggregation).

Reading Time: 2 minutes In Windows Server 2019 there were four different editions: But with Windows Server 2022 there are some changes in the different editions.

Reading Time: 2 minutes More than ten years ago I wrote a post on Why Dynamic Disks are a bad choice… but they are still used too much without know the impact. Microsoft Windows Dynamic Disks (or Dynamic Volumes) are an abstraction layer (introduced in Windows 2000) over the partitions (similar to the LVM layer on Linux environment) to decoupled the volumes (with their NTFS data) from the disk partitions and have a greater flexibility, like hot-extend a volume by simple add new partitions (but also several other advantages). It’s something really old and obsolete… you can hot-extend a […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes In December 2022, reports suggested that Microsoft had acquired Fungible for around $190 million. Fungible is a startup in the Data Processing Unit (DPU) market, launched in 2016 by Bertrand Serlet, a former Apple software engineer who sold a cloud storage startup, Upthere, to Western Digital in 2017, alongside Krishna Yarlagadda and Juniper Networks co-founder Pradeep Sindhu. On January 9, 2023, Microsoft confirmed the acquisition but not the purchase price and Fungible’s team will join Microsoft’s data center infrastructure engineering teams, which will focus on DPU services for storage and networking.

Reading Time: 4 minutes During the last Dell Technologies World 2019 one interesting announce during the first keynote was the availability of different public cloud platform in order to run natively and integrated VMware vSphere based environments. VMware Cloud on AWS was the first platform, but now there are several other options (note that there are also the VMware Cloud Verified partners, but in this case we are talking about seamless solutions). One of this new platform is Microsoft Azure!

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