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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Hybrid Cloud for the IT Pro: Everything You Want to Know about Azure Networking

Networking functionality can be one of the make it or break it components of your hybrid cloud deployment.  Over the last two weeks, Yung Chou and Tommy Patterson have covered a lot of what you need to make the planning and adoption of a hybrid cloud with Azure a seamless part of your on-premises infrastructure. Check…


Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Step-by-Step: Cross-Premises Connectivity with Azure ExpressRoute (Part 16)

With Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute, organizations can create private, high-throughput network connections between Azure datacenters and existing infrastructure, whether it’s on-premises or in a co-location environment. ExpressRoute connections do not go over the public Internet, and as such they can offer more reliability, faster speeds, lower latencies and higher security than typical connections over the Internet. …

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Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Step-by-Step: Cross-Premises Connectivity with Azure Site-to-Site VPN (Part 15)

Hybrid Cloud is all about leveraging the "best of both worlds" by combining the low-latency access of an on-premises datacenter with the elastic, pay-as-you-go nature of a public cloud platform like Microsoft Azure. Cross-premises connectivity enables these two environments to be connected into a single hybrid network, providing the ability to easily leverage Azure as…


Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Step-by-Step: Building Virtual Networks in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure (Part 14)

When running application workloads on Microsoft Azure, virtual networks deliver the ability for multiple virtual machines and/or cloud services to communicate with one another across a secure, isolated IP network infrastructure. Like physical networks, the IP address space associated with these virtual networks can be subnetted to organize workload components and simplify guest operating system…

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Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Step-by-Step: Reserve a Public IP Address in Microsoft Azure (Part 13)

Some application scenarios may require, or desire, a static public IP address, so that you have predictable IP addresses for handling network traffic and firewall rules. When migrating these applications to a cloud platform, such as Microsoft Azure, reserving public IP addresses for these applications can be an important step in your migration plan. Step-by-Step:…


Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Planning Cross-Premises Networking with Site-to-Site VPN and ExpressRoute (Part 12)

Kevin Remde and I kick-off Networking week in our Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud series with discussion and demos on the various options for building cross-premises networks.  These options provide the ability for organizations to securely extend enterprise networks to Microsoft Azure.  Join us for an in-depth exploration around site-to-site connectivity in a hybrid…