Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Additional Resources to Help You Migrate!

Today marks the conclusion of our Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud series. Over the past 6 weeks we've walked through the process of assessing our current environment, planning and architecting our new environment with Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure, and then migrating existing server workloads to our new Hybrid Cloud infrastructure.  Additional…


Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Migrating SQL Databases to Microsoft Azure (Part 32)

In today's article in our Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud series, follow along with Dan Stolts as he provides an overview of the various options and considerations for migrating existing SQL Server databases to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, along with step-by-step examples.    READ DAN'S ARTICLE HERE!


Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Migrating Web Servers to Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure (Part 30)

Lots of organizations may have web servers running on Windows Server 2003 today.  With End-of-Support for Windows Server 2003 quickly approaching on July 14, 2015, your migration plan should include migrating these web servers to either Windows Server 2012 R2 or Microsoft Azure Websites.  Migration of existing web applications can involve several considerations, but there's…


Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Migrating File Servers to Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure (Part 29)

In today's article in our Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud series, Tommy Patterson is back again to help us with options for easily migrating existing legacy file servers to Windows Server 2012 R2.   Migrating File Servers to Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure Join Tommy as he explains leveraging tools such as Distributed…

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Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Migrating Active Directory, DNS and DHCP to Windows Server 2012 R2 (Part 28)

Windows Server 2003 End-of-Support is quickly approaching on July 14th, 2015 … does your organizations still have Windows Server 2003 servers running key infrastructure services, such as Active Directory, DNS and DHCP? The process for migrating these key services to Windows Server 2012 R2 may be easier than you think!  Migrating Active Directory, DNS and…


Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Intro to Migrating Server Workloads to Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure (Part 27)

In today's episode of our Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud series, Blain Barton and Tommy Patterson discuss how to get started migrating server workloads to Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure. Join us for this great session on server migration from on-premises to the cloud or a combination of both.  Learn which option…


Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Step-by-Step: Monitoring Hybrid Cloud with System Center 2012 R2 (Part 26)

In today's article in our Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud series, Dan Stolts steps through the configuration of System Center 2012 R2 for monitoring workloads cross-premises in the Hybrid Cloud.  Step-by-Step: Monitoring Hybrid Cloud with System Center 2012 R2 From Dan's article: "Hybrid Cloud monitoring tools give us the capability of seeing ALL of…


Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Configuration Management with PowerShell Desired State Configuration (Part 25)

Make it so! Traditional configuration management of server and application workloads can be complicated. In the past, configuration management has often required us to build and maintain lots of scripts with complex conditional logic to handle all possible states of a server when deploying a new configuration to it.  PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) simplifies…


Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Getting Started with Hybrid Cloud Automation (Part 24)

When migrating to Hybrid Cloud, developing automated standards for provisioning and managing application workloads is key to accelerating the predictable deployment of new business solutions.  As you begin developing scripts and workflows, being able to do so with consistency across on-premises datacenters and public cloud platforms is important to promote reusability and agility when migrating…