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 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 – 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 – Using Custom VM Images and Resource Groups in Microsoft Azure (Part 21)

As you plan your migration to Hybrid Cloud, you may find that your organization has certain specific configuration settings and tools that are required for each new VM being provisioned.  Creating your own custom VM images provides an easy way to embed these customized settings into your own library of operating system images so that…


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 – 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…


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…