Success with Hybrid Cloud: Best Practices for Deploying a Hybrid Cloud

Over the last two “Best Practices” posts, I’ve looked at how to Plan and Build a Hybrid Cloud, and with these technical exercises complete, this post will focus on the best practices for deploying this carefully planned and built Hybrid Environment. In this post, I’ll examine some critical items for deployment, like Service Provider Foundation… Read more

Update: Expanded (and free) Resources for VMware Experts!

Back in October, I announced some new resources from Microsoft to help VMware Experts “Future-Proof” their career.  The resources included the new Microsoft Virtualization Certification, free live training to prep for the cert, and a voucher to take the new cert exam for free. It would be a big understatement to say that the interest… Read more

Success with Hybrid Cloud: Best Practices for Building a Hybrid Cloud

In the last post we discussed in great detail the process of carefully planning your Hybrid Cloud. The planning process is vital, and in this post we’ll see the time spent planning really start to pay off. In this post I’ll discuss the 4 Steps that I believe are crucial when Building any Hybrid environment…. Read more

Success with Hybrid Cloud: Best Practices for Planning Your Hybrid Cloud

This might seem like an overly obvious statement, but it is worth emphasizing: The early planning stages of your Hybrid Cloud strategy are some of the most important discussions that IT leaders and implementers can have. The majority of the CIOs I’ve spoken to over the last year tell me that they are considering a… Read more

Success with Hybrid Cloud: Best Practices for your Hybrid Cloud

In this Hybrid Cloud series a big priority for me is discussing in depth the nature of a Hybrid Cloud, as well as the benefits of using one in a variety of scenarios and industries. But, before we get much deeper into this series and start talking about results, I’m going to spend the next… Read more

The StorSimple Acquisition: One Year Later

One year ago this week, Microsoft made an investment in the future of cloud computing. This investment was intended to address one of the cloud’s most persistent issues: Enterprise-grade storage. At the time, this investment was a bit of a surprise to some. Then – as now – the storage industry faced one of its… Read more

Success with Hybrid Cloud: The Components of a Hybrid Cloud

For a lot of IT pros, the last two posts (here and here) have been a nice overview of the Hybrid Cloud model, but they’ve been waiting to get technical. Starting with this post, I’ll begin a deep look at the specific technology that supports and maximizes Hybrid Clouds, as well as the tools available… Read more

Success with Hybrid Cloud: Why Hybrid?

Earlier this week I examined what we at Microsoft mean when we use the term “Hybrid Cloud.” If ever there were a time to get really specific about our vocabulary, this was it! Now that our definition is clear, I want to go one step further and discuss how this strategy is different from what… Read more

Success with Hybrid Cloud: Defining “Hybrid”

In any region, at any size, in any industry, an enterprise’s IT infrastructure has an enormous impact on the success of that organization. There are as many infrastructure setups and strategies as there are enterprises, with each IT team tailoring it to the unique and changing needs of that business. At Microsoft we are realistic… Read more

Table of Contents: Success with Hybrid Cloud

Success with Hybrid Cloud Webcasts – Parts 1, 2, & 3 Defining “Hybrid” Why Hybrid?  The Components of a Hybrid Cloud Best Practice Makes Perfect: Hybrid Cloud Best Practices Best Practices for Planning Your Hybrid Cloud Best Practices for Building Your Hybrid Cloud Best Practices for Deploying Your Hybrid Cloud Best Practices for Operating Your… Read more