Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Step-by-Step: Backup to the Cloud with Microsoft Azure Backup (Part 11)

In today's article in our Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud series, Dan Stolts provides us with step-by-step instructions for leveraging Microsoft Azure Backup to protect servers against data loss and corruption in our Hybrid Cloud by enabling cloud-based offsite backup.  From Dan's article: "Azure Backup encrypts and protects your backups in offsite cloud storage…

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Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Cross-Premises Data Mobility with Microsoft Azure StorSimple (Part 10)

In today's article in our continuing blog series on Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud being published by our US IT Pro team, we’ll discuss enabling “cross-premises data mobility” within a Hybrid Cloud by leveraging a new cloud-enabled storage solution: Microsoft StorSimple 8000.   When migrating application workloads to a cloud platform, such as Microsoft Azure,…


Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Provision SMB Shared Folders in the Cloud with Azure Files (Part 9)

Yesterday, Matt Hester discussed the advantages of SMB shared folders in an on-premises datacenter for simplifying storage architectures in his article on Hyper-V over SMB. In today's article in our Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud series, Jessica DeVita walks us through building an SMB shared folder solution in the Cloud using Microsoft Azure and…


Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Hyper-V over SMB (Part 8)

In today's article in our continuing series on Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud, my good friend and colleague Matt Hester provides a great technical overview of Hyper-V over SMB. Matt walks us through configuration steps via GUI tools and PowerShell, and he also provides a list of additional useful resources for learning more.  From…


Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Step-by-Step with Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012 R2 (Part 7)

In today's article in our Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud series, Matt Hester returns to walk us step-by-step through implementing Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012 R2.   In Windows Server 2012 R2, storage is a "first-class citizen", with enterprise options such as storage virtualization, automated tiering and NTFS de-duplication integrated into the in-box Storage…

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Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Planning Hybrid Cloud Storage Architecture (Part 6)

Kevin Remde and Dan Stolts continue our Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud series with an overview on how to plan for a hybrid cloud storage solution using Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure. Tune in for this lively discussion on the many storage options available to you as well as discussions around performance,…


Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Common Application Workloads and Scenarios for Microsoft Azure (Part 5)

In today's article in our Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud series, Jennelle Crothers provides advice on which applications you should consider prioritizing FIRST for a migration to Microsoft Azure.   From Jennelle's article: "Let's take a look at some common cloud computing patterns and scenarios where they might be useful.  With the end of…


Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Estimating Cloud Costs with Microsoft Azure IaaS Cost Estimator Tool (Part 4)

How much can I really expect to save by migrating workloads to the Cloud? In today's article in our Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud series, Dan Stolts shows us how to easily answer this question by using the new Microsoft Azure IaaS Cost Estimator Tool.   Microsoft Azure IaaS Cost Estimator Tool  Whether your current…


Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – FREE Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine Readiness Assessment (Part 3)

In today's article in our Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud series, Kevin Remde answers the question "Are my servers and services able to be migrated to Microsoft Azure?".  Kevin walks us step-by-step through using the new FREE Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines Readiness Assessment tool to analyze our current on-premises Active Directory, SQL Server and…


Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Assessing Current IT Infrastructure with MAP Toolkit (Part 2)

Every successful migration project starts with an effective PLAN.  In today's article in our Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud series, Dan Stolts walks us step-by-step through leveraging the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP Toolkit) to assess our current IT infrastructure and begin planning our migration towards a Hybrid Cloud strategy with Windows Server…

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