TechNet Radio: (Part 13) Building Your Hybrid Cloud – Cross-Premises Virtual Networking with Site-to-Site VPN and ExpressRoute

Continuing our “Building a Hybrid Cloud” series, Keith Mayer and Andy Syrewicze walk us through the steps of creating a cross-premises Virtual Network connection between Microsoft Azure and an on-premise data center. Tune in for this demo heavy session and get the 411 on how to do implement this important step in building your hybrid…


Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Getting Started with Automating the Hybrid Cloud using PowerShell (Part 24)

This article is Part 24 in the Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud series by our US IT Pro team.  After you read this article, be sure to catch the full series for more information and resources. When migrating to Hybrid Cloud, developing automated standards for provisioning and managing application workloads is key to accelerating…


Step-by-Step: Getting Started with NEW Microsoft Azure Automation preview feature

UPDATE: Azure Automation has been updated to support Azure Active Directory authentication to simplify the steps for getting started! As an alternative to the steps below for configuring certificate-based authentication, check out this article by Joe Levy, Program Manager on the Azure Automation team,  for getting started with Azure AD with Azure Automation.. Earlier this…


TechNet Radio: (Part 5) Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Hybrid Cloud Management and Automation

In part 5 of our "Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud"  series, Yung Chou and Keith Mayer demonstrate ways in which you can manage and automate your hybrid cloud environment. Tune in for this demo heavy session as they showcase System Center, Microsoft Azure and the Windows Azure Pack as well as PowerShell for Azure,…


TechNet Radio: (Part 12) Building Your Hybrid Cloud – Windows Azure Pack and the Virtual Machine Role Gallery

In this episode of our “Building a Hybrid Cloud” series, Keith Mayer and Andy Syrewicze walk us through a common customer scenario in which many organizations are looking at how they can scale a multi-VM environment (similar to Service Templates in Virtual Machine Manager) in the Windows Azure Pack.  Check out this demo intensive session…


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 – with an SLA of 99.9% on ExpressRoute connection uptime   Faster speeds…


Dog Food Conference 2014 Infrastructure & DevOps sessions feature Virtualization, Cloud, Automation & MORE!

Dog Food Conference is BACK again this year in Central Ohio on September 29th and 30th, and it’s bigger than EVER! This year, Dog Food Conference will feature local, regional and national speakers to deliver 70+ talks across multiple tracks for Developers, IT Pros, Startups and IT Managers, promising a full line-up of great topics…


TechNet Radio: (Part 11) Building Your Hybrid Cloud – Service Management Automation

Today we continue our "Building a Hybrid Cloud" series,  and in this episode Keith Mayer and Andy Syrewicze, show us how we can manage large amounts of resources in an automated and standardized way.  Tune in as they showcase Service Management Automation (SMA) as well as Microsoft Azure Automation which allows you to automate the…


Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud: Cross-Premises Data Mobility with Microsoft Azure StorSimple (Part 10)

This article is part 10 in our continuing blog series on Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud being published by the US IT Pro team at Microsoft.  In this article, we’ll discuss enabling “cross-premises data mobility” within a Hybrid Cloud by leveraging a new cloud-enabled storage solution: Microsoft StorSimple 8000. Microsoft StorSimple 8000 Hybrid Cloud…