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Initiate Failover of Azure Storage Account

crtechtipsAug 25, 20232 min read

Azure Storage is a cloud service that provides scalable, secure, cost-effective storage solutions for various data types. However, data stored in Azure Storage may still be vulnerable to service disruptions, accidental deletions, or corruptions due to human errors, natural disasters,…

Migrating SFTP Workloads to Azure Blob Storage

crtechtipsAug 25, 20233 min read

Azure Blob Storage supports SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol), allowing users to leverage object storage economics and features for their SFTP workloads. Users can provision a fully managed, highly scalable SFTP endpoint for their storage account with just one click…

Restrict Azure VM SKU with Azure Policy

crtechtipsAug 25, 20233 min read

Azure Policy is a powerful tool that allows you to enforce compliance and governance rules for your Azure resources. One way to use Azure Policy is to restrict the VM sizes deployed in your environment. This is particularly useful for controlling…

Using Managed (System) Identities to access Azure Key Vault

crtechtipsAug 25, 20233 min read

A common challenge that integrators run into is managing secrets and subsequently, managing access to secrets. Azure Key Vault is a service that developers can use to store their secrets, keys and other sensitive data. However, there is still a…

How to Configure Exchange Server 2016 for SMTP Application Relay

crtechtipsJun 16, 20239 min read

In most organizations there are several devices or applications that need to use an SMTP service to send email messages. An Exchange 2016 server can provide that service for you, however the configuration required on the server depends on the SMTP relay…