Denny Cherry

Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting

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Denny Cherry is the owner and principal consultant for Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting and has over two decades of experience working with platforms such as Azure, Microsoft SQL Server, Hyper-V, vSphere, and Enterprise Storage solutions. Denny’s areas of technical expertise include system architecture, performance tuning, security, replication, and troubleshooting. Denny holds a variety of Microsoft certifications for SQL Server, Azure and PowerBI. Denny has written several books and dozens of technical articles on Windows, Azure, and SQL Server management and how SQL Server integrates with various other technologies.

Published by Denny Cherry

5 Advantages to Using Azure Firewall Over Azure Network Security Groups

- 9 min read-Denny Cherry
Network security in Microsoft Azure can be handled either by Network Security Groups, which is free, or Azure Firewall, which is a paid feature. Azure Firewall is often worth it for its ability to more granularly manage network traffic. In this article, I cover the advantages of Azure Firewall to help you decide whether it’s worth the investment for your organization.

Top 5 Reasons Companies Should Move Workloads to the Cloud

- 8 min read-Denny Cherry
Moving your organization's workloads can entail some short-term pain, but the benefits are substantial: cost savings through right-sizing virtual machines, increased redundancy with availability zones, automatic resource scaling, reduced server deployment time, and eliminating hardware failure concerns. These advantages over an on-premises setup mean you should consider the cloud when renewing hosting agreements or purchasing new servers.

IaaS, PaaS or SaaS: Which Platform Is the Correct Solution for Our Workload?

- 8 min read-Denny Cherry
How does your company choose between IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS. Each platform has different use cases. Learn why you want to consider factors like functionality, cost, deployment ease, and general management.

When and Why to Build High Availability Into Your Azure Cloud Platform

- 8 min read-Denny Cherry
Microsoft Azure offers built-in high availability for Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings, but Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) requires manual configuration. Without high availability, service downtime can result in lost revenue. Stateless applications require a scale-out solution with load balancers, while stateful applications like database servers need HA solutions like Always On availability groups. Consider resource configuration options like availability zones or availability sets to ensure redundancy and minimize failures. High availability is crucial for optimal performance and should be carefully planned and implemented.

5 Great Reasons to Use Azure Conditional Access for Azure Active Directory

- 7 min read-Denny Cherry
In the article 5 Great Reasons to Use Azure Condition Access for Azure Active Directory we will examine several of the most popular features for Azure Active Directory Conditional Access which drive companies to use Conditional Access to help secure their environments using multifactor authentication and Fido security keys.