For today’s post we’re going to take a look at GitHub Connect … It’s the link between the On-Premises installation of GitHub Enterprise Server and the popular SaaS offering (as we all have come to love it) called GitHub. 😉
Installing GitHub Enterprise Server (on Azure)
So my journey for today started with registering for the GitHub Enterprise Trial, where I decided to install it on Azure… as my “On Premises” location.
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At the last Ignite conference, three new additions joined the Data Box family. In today’s post we’ll take one of those out for a spin, being the “Data Box Gateway“. This one comes as a virtual appliance that you can run on top of your own physical hardware.
So where does it fit into the picture?
- Cloud archival – Copy hundreds of TBs of data to Azure storage using Data Box Gateway in a secure and efficient manner. The data can be ingested one time or an ongoing basis for archival scenarios.
- Data aggregation – Aggregate data from multiple sources into a single location in Azure Storage for data processing and analytics.
- Integration with on-premises workloads – Integrate with on-premises workloads such as backup and restore that use cloud storage and need local access for commonly used files.
Let’s take it for a spin!
So let’s make it a bit more tangible and see what the user experience is in setting it up & using it. Start by searching the Azure Marketplace for Data Box Gateway.
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Ever heard of Microsoft SQL Stretch Database? No… You should really check it out! Basically you can extend your OnPremise database towards Azure. By doing this, you can offload cold data whilst still being able to query it if needed.
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