EVENTS: Availability on Demand – almost infinite scale and secure/encrypted/long term retention of data – hands on event on using the Microsoft Cloud to support your DR strategy

  Using Microsoft datacenters as an integral part of your Disaster Recovery Plan:   Free hands-on event   Do you want to learn about new disaster recovery options from Microsoft experts? Have you been putting off trying new technology due to time pressures or not knowing where to start? Do you think your disaster recovery…

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Want to learn more about Microsoft Azure?

A Tour of Azure for IT Pros   As part of an extended AngelBeat gathering, the evangelists at Microsoft will be delivering a tour of the Microsoft Azure platform.  This extended session is aimed at IT Pros who want to get hands on with Azure, Microsoft’s cloud platform.  The evangelists will show:   ·       Running…

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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 – Migrating VMware & Amazon AWS to Microsoft Azure (Part 20)

Today’s topic in our series focuses on migrating existing VMware and Amazon AWS server workloads to the Microsoft Azure public cloud platform as a secure extension of your on-premises datacenter.  Along the way, we’ll discuss several migration tools that can help to streamline the process, including the recently announced Microsoft Migration Accelerator for Azure, which…


Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Migrating Physical Servers to Virtual Machines (Part 18)

As you begin planning your migration from legacy versions of Windows Server, you may find that you still have some physical servers in your environment. Migrating a copy of these physical servers to virtual machines provides the ability to consolidate these servers on a smaller number of physical hosts to save on hardware costs and…


Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Planning Hybrid Cloud Virtualization (Part 17)

In today's episode of our Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud series, Blain Barton and I kick-off Virtualization Week with a discussion on Compute Virtualization in the Hybrid Cloud.  Join us as we discuss how virtualization is no longer constrained to the physical capacity of an on-premises environment. We'll also showcase tools and techniques that…

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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 – 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 – 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,…