I’ve been using Linux distributions ever since I can remember. It is arguably the most flexible operating systems in the world and it’s the foundation for many of the Virtual Appliances on the market today. I’ve known some of the histories between Microsoft and Linux, but decided to dive in, research and give some good data points on
Sometimes Microsoft Azure virtual machine admins need alternative access points to help configure and diagnose problems that the standard Azure tools can’t deliver.
That’s where the public preview for Microsoft’s new Azure Serial Console for Virtual Machines can help by providing direct access through a COM1 serial port to address code or system problems that have become unresponsive. Continue reading →
In my 20+ years of experience in the IT industry, I’ve seen few—if any—clients who use a Windows environment exclusively. It’s a heterogeneous world. The reality is, most organizations prefer to choose from a variety of operating systems, software, hardware and hypervisors; depending on what best suits the information needs of the organization. In this day and age, it’s necessary to have a cloud solution flexible enough to support it all. Continue reading →