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 – 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…


Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Hybrid Cloud Management and Automation (Part 22)

In today's episode in our Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud series, Yung Chou and I demonstrate ways in which you can manage and automate your hybrid cloud environment. Join us for this demo-heavy session as we showcase System Center, Microsoft Azure and Azure Pack, as well as PowerShell for Azure, PowerShell DSC for configuration…


Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Azure Pack Simplified: Prepping OS Image Disks for VM Gallery Items (Part 19)

As you begin preparing your network environment for server migrations to Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure, there's value in examining your existing server operating system images to make sure that you can use them consistently across your new Hybrid Cloud infrastructure. Earlier this week, Blain and I discussed the ability to leverage existing…