Microsoft Azure: Retiring… IP Addresses?

This was certainly an unexpected announcement, Microsoft are going to discontinue their Basic IP Address SKU. In this blog post I detail the gained features by moving to the Standard SKU, the ways to find out how to discover which IP addreses after affected within your Azure Tenant, and how to upgrade.

Securing Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure: Password/Certificate Auth & Other Hardening Tips

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure is a brilliant product for protecting Microsoft Azure-based workloads, but there are certainly some configuration changes that could help secure the product better. Especially when this is the application protecting your data. Read on to find out how to secure the Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure appliance.

Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v6 Released!

Today Veeam have launched the new Veeam Backup for Office Microsoft 365 v6! That’s right, it’s had a slight name change to align with Microsoft’s rebrand of Office 365 to Microsoft 365. Excited and want to check it out? Download it here. Veeam have also updated their Helpcenter ready to explain all the new features.… Continue reading Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v6 Released!

Backups, Trust, Boundaries, and Cloud Security Considerations in 2022

Cloud adoption continues to increase as organisations are either taking their first steps into the cloud, or progressing their IT strategies, whether it’s a full cloud migration, multi-cloud or delivering a hybrid architecture. A great workload to leverage the cloud has been as a backup repository. By using the cloud, we can meet multiple improvements… Continue reading Backups, Trust, Boundaries, and Cloud Security Considerations in 2022

Key Changes in the New Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure v3a Release

As the headline suggests, Veeam recently released a “version 3a“ of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure. Whilst there are your usual mixture of security fixes and bugs resolved, it actually brings a new (and welcome) change to the licensing structure around protecting Azure SQL workloads (not to be confused with Azure virtual machines running SQL… Continue reading Key Changes in the New Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure v3a Release

Data Protection Best Practice: Encrypting Backups

Today I want to talk about backups, and the importance of encrypting them, everywhere. When people think of encrypted backups, the usual first thoughts are around portable backups such as tape and USB or backups outside of your trust domain such as cloud storage. This is a great starting point, and if you’re not currently… Continue reading Data Protection Best Practice: Encrypting Backups

Workaround: KB5005043 / Security Update August 2021 Won’t Install on Windows Server 2016

I’ve found a lot of clients are having the same issue with their Windows Server 2016 servers and getting KB5005043 to install. It seems that Microsoft might not be identifying this patch correctly as it doesn’t show within Windows Update for most and then downloading the patch manually from the Microsoft Catalog results in the… Continue reading Workaround: KB5005043 / Security Update August 2021 Won’t Install on Windows Server 2016