Embracing Open Source Workloads with Windows Server 2016

Running Open Source Workloads with Windows Server 2016
Running Open Source Workloads with Windows Server 2016

You may be surprised to learn that Microsoft has embraced open source in Windows Server 2016 and across applications and development tools. Watch this video learn how you can work with Linux and other Open Source platforms and applications with Windows Server 2016. [2:05] What are some of the advantages to “mixing and matching” Microsoft…

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Step-by-Step: Provisioning Azure ExpressRoute Private Peering with UltraPerformance VNET Gateway via new Azure CLI 2.0

The new Azure CLI 2.0 was recently released for general availability on Linux, macOS and Windows (see this article for the announcement).  In this post, I’m providing a step-by-step walk-through of using the Azure CLI 2.0 to provision ExpressRoute Private Peering with the new UltraPerformance VNET Gateway that provides up to 10Gbps throughput. Note that you…


(Part 2) Open Source + Microsoft Azure - Implementing MySQL databases in the Cloud

Keith Mayer and Tommy Patterson are back for part 2 of their series on “Open Source + Azure” and today they show us how to implement MySQL databases inside Linux VMs on Azure. [2:06] Besides MySQL on Azure IaaS, what other options are available to me? [11:55] DEMO Quick Create and Azure Virtual Network [17:35]…


(Part 1) Open Source + Azure: Building Linux in the Cloud

Keith Mayer and Tommy Patterson kick off a new  series today on “Open Source + Azure” and in part 1 they cover the building blocks and how to for Linux in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure. [2:44] Open Source and Microsoft? How does that work? [8:11] Why should someone pick Azure for their Open Source…


TechNet Radio: (Part 1) Open Source + Azure: Building Linux in the Cloud

Keith Mayer and Tommy Patterson kick off a new  series today on “Open Source + Azure” and in part 1 they cover the building blocks and how to for Linux in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure. [2:44] Open Source and Microsoft? How does that work? [8:11] Why should someone pick Azure for their Open Source…


TechNet Radio: (Part 18) Building Your Hybrid Cloud - Automated Provisioning for Linux in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure

Next up in our ongoing series to “Build a Hybrid Cloud” Keith Mayer and Andy Syrewicze look at automated provisioning for Linux in the cloud with Microsoft Azure. Tune in as they explore the various ways in which you can automate workloads for Linux in Azure by using either Azure Automation, PowerShell DSC for Linux,…


Step-by-Step: Automated Provisioning for Linux in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure, XPlat CLI, JSON and Node.js ( Part 2 )

There's lots of tools that can be leveraged for automating Linux workloads on Microsoft Azure, including Azure Automation, PowerShell DSC for Linux, VM Agent Custom Scripts, Cloud-Init, XPlat CLI for Azure, Vagrant, Docker and third-party tools such as Chef and Puppet.  Azure provides a wide variety of automation options so that you can choose the…


Step-by-Step: Automated Provisioning for Linux in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure, XPlat CLI, JSON and Node.js ( Part 1 )

Since previously publishing the Quick Start Guide for Building Highly Available Linux Servers in the Cloud on Microsoft Azure, several people have asked me about ways in which Linux workload provisioning can be automated with Azure. There's lots of tools that can be leveraged for automating Linux workloads on Microsoft Azure, including Azure Automation, PowerShell…