DevOps in the Enterprise

The role of IT in DevOps

L as in Linux Love

clip_image002TechEd 2014 in Barcelona starts in a couple of weeks. More than ever you will find Linux focused or related sessions at the event. Acknowledging the fact that many of our enterprise customers demand the support for mixed environments in Microsoft Azure and on-premises, the teams use events like TechEd to share technical details about managing, deploying, monitoring and more for Linux. Here are the session and hands-on lab highlights for TechEd 2014 in Barcelona.

In case you have any questions WRT to the sessions and how this all makes sense in the context of DevOps, feel free to leave a comment or send a tweet with #TalkDevOps.

Breakout Sessions

CDP-B315 Running Linux in Microsoft Azure
Thursday, October 30 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM Room: Hall 8.1 Room H
In today's modern datacenter, heterogeneity is common with regards to Operating Systems, virtualization solutions as well as the software stacks that run on them. In this session, we explore the offerings Microsoft has made available for Linux and FreeBSD-based IaaS solutions running in Microsoft Azure, as well as how you can migrate your existing Linux-based IaaS solutions from your private cloud Azure.

DBI-B334 Azure Virtual Machines Deployment Scenarios
Thursday, October 30 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM Room: Hall 8.0 Room F1
Microsoft Azure is a hosted computing platform and infrastructure that enables building, deploying and managing applications and services such as Microsoft SQL Server 2014 through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers. The Azure cloud supports infrastructure optimization through new hybrid cloud scenarios for high availability, backup/restore, data management and virtual machines. Virtual Machine templates include diverse technologies to include SharePoint, Oracle, Linux, and Ubuntu. In addition, Azure supports other storage paradigms such as mobile services as well as NoSQL technologies to include Key/Value and Hadoop MapReduce. This session explores the different data-centric scenarios that Azure enables to provide optimal deployment and design options for the SQL Server DBA and Developer. It also covers migration strategies to the cloud, cloud economics, as well as new cloud-centric networking technologies such as ExpressRoute and Equinix.

DEV-B333 Cross-Platform Continuous Delivery with Release Management for Visual Studio 2013
Friday, October 31 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM Room: Hall 8.0 Room B1
With Release Management you can achieve true continuous delivery on any platform. This session demos how to use Release Management for continuous delivery in Cross-Platform environments including Windows and Linux. We cover how to leverage Desired State Configuration (DSC) and Chef integration to create a release pipeline for both Windows and Linux.

Hands-On Lab

CDP-H306 Managing Linux Servers with System Center 2012 R2
Room: Hall 7
This lab provides an overview of new capabilities to manage Linux with System Center 2012 R2.

EM-H311 Implementing Linux Clients in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
Room: Hall 7
Starting with Configuration Manager 2012 R2, support for various Linux and UNIX server platforms are supported for management with Configuration Manager. In this lab, install the Configuration Manager 2012 R2 client agent on a Linux computer, generate hardware inventory from the Linux client, and deploy software to the Linux client.

You should check back the content catalogregularly as the teams might add additional sessions closer to the event.

Hope to see you at TechEd in Barcelona

Volker