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Building your Ubuntu PHP development box on Azure using Vagrant

With Azure you can easily create and use a development environment in the Cloud. You can create a Virtual Machine from the Management Portal or from the command line, but if you want more automation, you can use a tool like Vagrant to automatically start and configure your Virtual Machine so that it is ready…


Installing MariaDB Galera Cluster on Windows Azure

MariaDB Enterprise Cluster in the Azure Marketplace Update: this article describes how to install MariaDB manually on Azure, using the Classic stack. If you are looking for an out-of-the-box solution, you will now find MariaDB Enterprise Cluster in the Azure Marketplace : a production-grade configuration that you can deploy in one click. Check it out! Install…