Updated White Paper – Enabling Database as a Service Enabling Database as a Service with the Microsoft Private Cloud Stack

Hello Readers, Just a quick note to let you know that the document from this blog post has just been updated. It now includes updates related to the latest changes and enhancements in Update Rollups (UR) 3, 5 and 6 for Windows Azure Pack. There are also a few additional FAQ entries in the second… Read more

Self-service deployment of Microsoft workloads on Cloud Platform System (and other systems with Windows Azure Pack) – Part 3

Jeff Goldner is back with another installment of our CPS workload deployment series.  Jeff is a Principal Program Manager in Microsoft’s Cloud Solutions Group. Come get workload deployment details first hand at Ignite, Session BRK3469. Jeff Goldner from Microsoft’s Cloud Solutions, back for part three of the workload story for CPS. In this episode, we… Read more

Self-service deployment of Microsoft workloads on Cloud Platform System (and other systems with Windows Azure Pack) – Part 2

We are privileged to have a guest blogger on Building Clouds, Jeff Goldner.  Jeff is a Principal Program Manager in Microsoft’s Cloud Solutions Group.  This is the second post in a series discussing new artifacts being rolled out by Microsoft that are designed to run Microsoft workloads on the Cloud Platform System (CPS). More to… Read more

Manage Tenant Database Workloads with Resource Governor in Azure Pack

As of the Azure Pack Update Rollup 5 release, WAP administrators can now use the functionality of SQL Server 2014 Resource Governor in WAP to manage tenant workloads on the same SQL Server. You can read more about UR5 and how to download it here. What is Resource Governor? Resource Governor is a feature that… Read more

Self-service deployment of Microsoft workloads on Cloud Platform System (and other systems with Windows Azure Pack) – Part 1

We are privileged to have a guest blogger on Building Clouds, Jeff Goldner.  Jeff is a Principal Program Manager in Microsoft’s Cloud Solutions Group.  In the series we are starting today, Jeff highlights new artifacts being rolled out by Microsoft that are designed to run Microsoft workloads on the Cloud Platform System(CPS). The series will… Read more

Enabling Database as a Service with the Microsoft Private Cloud Stack

Hello Readers, During the course of the last few weeks and months, we’ve been publishing many different articles related to automating database deployments, templates for database workloads in Windows Azure Pack (WAP), blog posts about how to leverage the WAP APIs to work with virtual machines and/or databases, and many others. All of these relate… Read more

Working with the Windows Azure Pack SQL Server Resource Provider : Dedicating a part of the SQL Server fabric to a specific tenant

  Windows Azure Pack (WAP) includes a SQL Server resource provider that allows tenants to deploy and manage databases on a shared SQL Server fabric. Out of the box, and in the spirit of a Platform as a Service approach, tenants do not control on which backend server the database is created. They are just… Read more

Updated Windows Azure Pack VMRole Gallery Items for SQL Server 2012 SP1 and SQL Server 2014

Hello Readers! This past January, we published two Windows Azure Pack (WAP) VM Role gallery items for database workloads, including SQL Server 2012 SP1 and Oracle Database 12c, to complement the SQL Server 2012 gallery item already available at the time. Today, these sample SQL Server gallery items get an update, including a brand new… Read more

Automation–System Center Orchestrator Service Configuration Dependencies for SQL and the Runbook Server Service

Hey Readers!  I have somewhat of an academic post for you all today to help document a topic that has come up from time to time around System Center 2012 Orchestrator and service dependencies.  Explained in detail below but the gist to this scenario is basically that servers are rebooting faster due to improvements in… Read more

Windows Azure Pack VMRole Gallery Items for Database Workloads : SQL Server 2012 and Oracle Database 12c

  A couple weeks ago, my colleague Michael Greene posted a terrific set of VMRole Gallery Items for Collaboration Workloads, including Lync Server 2013, Exchange Server 2013 and SharePoint Server Server 2013. Today, I’m happy to post two VMRole Gallery Items for Database Workloads : SQL Server 2012 (Advanced) and Oracle Database 12c. This post… Read more