Software-Defined Networking with Windows Server and System Center Jump Start

Free online event with live Q&A with the networking team: https://aka.ms/SftDnet Wednesday, March 19th from 8am – 1pm PST Are you exploring new networking strategies for your datacenter? Want to simplify the process? Software-defined networking (SDN) can streamline datacenter implementation through self-service provisioning, take the complexity out of network management, and help increase security with…

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Virtualizing Your Data Center with Hyper-V and System Center

Free online event with live Q&A: https://aka.ms/virtDC Wednesday, February 19th from 9am – 5pm PST If you’re new to virtualization, or if you have some experience and want to see the latest R2 features of Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V or Virtual Machine Manager, join us for a day of free online training with live Q&A…

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Ask an expert your Windows Azure questions

On August 27, MVA continues its monthly series of free Q&A sessions led by Microsoft technical evangelists. This month, we’re following-up to our 5 Star Rated course, Windows Azure for IT Professionals Jump Start by inviting Microsoft Technical Evangelist David Tesar to answer any questions you may have about the product. Space is limited: Register…

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CISCO NEXUS 1000V AVAILABLE FOR HYPER-V

Cisco Cloud Networking and Services Platform team is excited to announce the availability of Cisco Nexus 1000V for Microsoft Hyper-V as a part of our hypervisor-agnostic cloud networking strategy. This represents a major milestone for the Nexus 1000V platform which already has more than 7000 customers.  We are also shipping Virtual Services Gateway (VSG) and…

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Capacity Planner for Hyper-V Replica

Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 includes a new capability called “Hyper-V Replica”. Hyper-V Replica allows administrators to replicate their virtual machines from a primary server/cluster to a replica server/cluster.  I have been asked many times , how much bandwidth we need for the Hyper-V replica. And I usually gave a typical consultant answer:  It depends…

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SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Support for System Center 2012 SP1 products

During my project I tried to find out which System Center 2012 SP1 products support SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn functionality . I took me quite some time after browsing all products for supported configuration I finally found following technet article http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj628198.aspx  which provides exactly the information I was looking for.   SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn…

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How to design a Microsoft Private Cloud in a predictable and supported way

A Product Line Architecture (PLA) is a set of rules and architectural patterns that provide a method for predictable and supportable deployments Infrastructure-as-a-Service Product Line Architecture Fabric Architecture Guide – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38817 Infrastructure-as-a-Service Product Line Architecture Fabric Management Architecture Guide – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38813 These documents provides specific guidance for developing fabric architectures (compute, network, storage, and virtualization…

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Where can I find information about Security for Microsoft Private Cloud

As I am working for large National Cloud project for a Government very high Security standard and a lot of requirements for security, compliance and auditing coming up every day. As Microsoft we are using following building blocks to build an Architecture  for a Microsoft Private Cloud   Security components for Private Cloud can be…

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TechEd Europe – Speaker–“Envisioning the Modern Datacenter”

Are you struggling to keep critical services running in your Datacenter in accordance to agreed upon SLAs? Are you finding it difficult to control and manage various and heterogeneous environments and keep them from growing out of control? If so, how would you like to learn how Microsoft manages its own Datacenter which host over…

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Looking for Standards how to design Datacenters?

Beside the approach Microsoft takes to design Modern or Modular Datacenters which is very advanced and innovative,  there exists some de-facto standards from the industry.   BICSI 002  (www.bicsi.org) , updated in 2011, sets forth requirements, recommendations and additional information that should be considered when working with critical systems, like the electrical, mechanical, and telecommunication…

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