StorSimple in CSP

Azure StorSimple in CSP
Azure StorSimple in CSP

In February a long-awaited Azure solution – virtual StorSimple – became available for all CSP partners. Azure StorSimple is a Hybrid Storage solution from Microsoft. It can be deployed as a physical device or as a virtual appliance, and it uses Azure Storage to store cool data. StorSimple storage is accessible through iSCSI or SMB protocol, so an existing…


New RDS Capabilities in Windows Server 2016 for Service Providers

RDS 2016
RDS 2016

Remote Desktop Services (RDS) were significantly improved with a release of Windows Server 2016. Service Providers now can build more functional and reliable Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) solutions for their customers, including VDI scenarios with GPU acceleration. Here is the list of RDS 2016 new features and improvements, that can be interesting for service providers: Windows10-like experience…


Hybrid Cloud Identity Part 4: Monitoring

Azure AD Connect Health
Azure AD Connect Health

At this step we have On-Premise Active Directory, integrated and federated with Azure AD using AD Connect and ADFS. We have an Exchange environment, integrated with Exchange Online. We have Multi-factor authentication for stronger security in place. What else do we need? Of course, we need to have a way to monitor that hybrid identity solution…


Hybrid Cloud Identity Part 1: AD and Azure AD

  Identity is the important part of cloud era. To show how it reflects on Hybrid Cloud story, I will show you how to integrate Active Directory Domain Services with Azure Active Directory using Azure AD Connect and ADFS. Our goal is to build an integrated identity environment, that will be a security core of a hybrid…


Building a hybrid LAN: On-premise + Azure Pack + Azure

In a previous post I’ve announced that I will cover in details most popular hybrid cloud topics. And the first in the list is Hybrid LAN. If a company wishes to use Hybrid Cloud and deploy workloads in private cloud, service provider cloud and Microsoft Azure, it will probably wish to have one stretched integrated LAN…


New series: Building a hybrid cloud

As you remember, this blog is related to Hybrid Cloud. I’ve already wrote a long far ago what “Hybrid Cloud” means for Microsoft. “Hybrid” means that we combine customer’s private cloud, service provider cloud and public cloud services to deploy our workload in a flexible way. But some partners told me, that there is a…


Guest OS support for ASR Hyper-V 2012R2 to Azure

Hello! One of the great features for enterprises enabled by the hybrid cloud concept is a cloud disaster recovery. Native Azure solution which stands for enterprise-class DR is named Azure Site Recovery service. It supports multiple DR scenarios, including replica orchestration between two local sites, VMware and bare metal replication to Azure, Hyper-V replica. On…


What is Microsoft Hybrid Storage?

Hello everyone! My name is Ekaterina Kiseleva, and I work for Microsoft as a Technical Solution Sales Professional in Azure and EMS. As Kirill has started Microsoft Hybrid Cloud fundamentals in the previous post, I’d like to continue with telling you what stands for our Hybrid Storage approach. As all of you may know, Microsoft has…


What is Hybrid Cloud?

Hi! My name is Kirill Kotlyarenko, and I work as Hosting Partner Technology Strategist in Microsoft Russia. I'm responsible for the deployment and adoption of Microsoft technologies among biggest hosting service providers in Russia. My main focus these days are IaaS, business productivity in the cloud, CRM in the cloud and other modern cloud services…