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The successful hybrid cloud deployment checklist

Organizations often lack the technology prerequisites needed to fully realize hybrid cloud capabilities. In this article, we explore two of the four critical competencies that mark a successful hybrid deployment, with recommendations on how some of these capabilities can be best achieved. The four pillars of successful cloud deployment As Gartner reports, companies that have...

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On-demand webinar: Accelerate application delivery with Docker Containers and Windows Server 2016

Adoption of Windows Server 2016 is well underway, and one area of innovation getting a lot of interest is the new Windows Server and Hyper-V Containers, which work with the Docker Engine that comes with each license of Windows Server 2016. Whether your organization is creating new applications or modernizing traditional applications, please join us...

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Demo Tuesday // Boost Remote Desktop Services performance to optimize user productivity

Welcome to our new Demo Tuesday series. Each week we will be highlighting a new product feature from the Hybrid Cloud Platform. If you manage a virtualized desktop/app environment, you probably spend a lot of time min/maxing resources for a variety of uses: from a power user designing graphically intense data visualizations to a group...

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Demo Tuesday // Remotely manage Windows Servers with ease using Server Management Tools

Welcome to our new Demo Tuesday series. Each week we will be highlighting a new product feature from the Hybrid Cloud Platform. Server Management Tools is a helpful feature of Windows Server 2016 that simplifies the job of managing individual servers across your enterprise—for both on-premises and Azure-hosted Windows Servers, from Windows Server 2012 through...

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Building applications with Azure and Azure Stack

This post was authored by the Azure Stack Team. Building and deploying a hybrid cloud platform for your applications will make it easier for you and your business to build new applications that will add to the business’s topline. We continue to make progress on bringing Azure Stack to market and announced the third Technical...

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Now Available! Windows Server Premium Assurance and SQL Server Premium Assurance

This post was authored by the Windows Server and SQL Server Product Teams. Today we are announcing the availability of Windows Server Premium Assurance and SQL Server Premium Assurance. With Windows Server Premium Assurance and SQL Server Premium Assurance, you receive critical and important security updates and bulletins for an additional six years after the...

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Azure Stack updates – TP3 availability and pay-as-you-use business model

This post was authored by the Azure Stack Team. Today we were excited to announce the third Technical Preview of Azure Stack – the final preview before general availability in mid-calendar year 2017. Azure Stack is the vessel that brings the agility and fast-paced innovation of cloud computing to on-premises environments. We think of Azure...

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Demo Tuesday // How to avoid storage network overload with Storage QoS

Welcome to our new Demo Tuesday series. Each week we will be highlighting a new product feature from the Hybrid Cloud Platform. Every systems administrator who manages I/O intensive workloads is acutely aware of the problems that happen when storage controllers become overloaded—applications come to a screeching halt. This is especially problematic for database administrators...

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Get ready for the 4 big trends in hybrid cloud

Over 90 percent of companies surveyed in this report say they are using cloud in a meaningful way, including 42 percent reporting a cloud-first or cloud-only strategy. The cloud is now mainstream, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t still growing and changing. Now that we’ve entered 2017, it’s time to look forward. Big changes will...

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Introducing Network Performance Monitor for network visibility across public and hybrid clouds

This post was authored by Ajay Gummadi, Principal Program Manager, Enterprise Cloud Management Team and Abhave Sharma, Program Manager, Enterprise Cloud Management Team. In today’s hybrid IT environment, troubleshooting issues related to application connectivity is complex and challenging, especially due to the difficulty in isolating the source of the problem in a network. As you manage...

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