Parallel Virtual File Systems on Microsoft Azure – Part 2: Lustre on Azure

Written by Kanchan Mehrotra, Tony Wu, and Rakesh Patil from AzureCAT. Reviewed by Solliance. Edited by Nanette Ray.  This article is also available as an eBook: Download the Parallel Virtual File Systems eBook Find Part 1 of the this series here: Part 1: Overview   Lustre is currently the most widely used parallel virtual file…


AzureCAT Whitepaper: SQL Server database files and backups on Azure Storage for SAP workloads

As more users migrate their SAP workloads to Azure, they will discover the benefits of migrating the Microsoft SQL Server data tier as well. Storing SQL Server data files on Azure can help speed migration, improve security, and provide high availability and disaster recovery. This guide by Ravi Alwani of AzureCAT addresses common questions from…


Set up IBM Z Development and Test Environment 12.0 in Azure

Authored by Steve Read from AzureCAT One of the biggest cost benefits of the Azure platform is running development and test (dev/test) environments.  For mainframe workloads on their Z Systems, IBM has a dev/test environment for the x86 platform called IBM Z Development and Test Environment (IBM zD&T for short).  This solution helps customers take…