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Hi, I'm Arian, an IT Architect specialising in cloud technologies and enterprise networking. I have spent most of my career working with the Microsoft, VMWare and Cisco stack and enjoy keeping up to date on everything in this space. Hopefully the articles you read from me at will help you do the same.


Cloud Computing and Security

Azure Active Directory Premium P1 vs. P2: A Features Comparison

Last Update: Jul 17, 2023

In this article, we’ll be comparing Microsoft’s Azure Directory Premium P1 and P2 plans to help you choose the best suite of identity products for your organization. We’ll help you understand the different features between the Azure Active Directory (recently renamed Microsoft Entra ID) Premium P1 and P2 plans, as well as the pricing tiers…

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Network Security

AWS Managed Active Directory vs. Self-Hosted AD: Which Solution is Best For Your Company?

Last Update: Oct 07, 2022

In this article, we’ll explore what you need to take into account when moving workloads that require a directory service like Active Directory (AD) on Amazon Web Services (AWS). As we’ll see, there are currently two options for deploying Active Directory-dependent workloads on AWS, using AWS Managed Active Directory or self-hosting Active Directory on AWS…

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AWS (Amazon Web Services)

How to Set Up Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

Last Update: Oct 05, 2022

For organizations looking to use Amazon Web Services to get highly available storage for their Windows applications with full Server Message Block (SMB) support, AWS FSx for Windows File Server is the platform’s native option. Typical use cases are client-mapped drives, file shares for application integrations, and user home directories. In this guide, we’ll go…

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AWS (Amazon Web Services)

How to Set Up an AWS EFS File System

Last Update: Jun 06, 2022

Amazon Elastic File System (AWS EFS) is an easy-to-use and serverless storage solution allowing companies to optimize file storage in Amazon Web Services (AWS). In this article, we’ll show you how to set up and test access to an EFS file system with an AWS EC2 instance. What is AWS EFS? Amazon Elastic File System…

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Cloud Computing

Cloud NAS Shootout: Amazon EFS/FSx versus Azure Files

Last Update: Aug 05, 2022

Organizations looking to move some or all of their file systems to cloud storage have choices. The options from the two biggest public cloud service providers are Microsoft Azure Files, Amazon Elastic File System (EFS), or Amazon FSx. All these platforms offer cloud-based serverless storage, allowing you to avoid maintaining complex file systems. This article compares these options based on 4 key parameters –…

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