Windows Azure IaaS Deployment Methodology with PowerShell Part One

[Part 2] This blog post series is to examine key Windows Azure IaaS concepts and deployment methodology. Part One presents the artifacts which together constitutes an IaaS deployment by walking through a scenario to configure a virtual network and deploy a VM to a target virtual subnets. Upcoming posts will introduce the considerations for automating…

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A Supplement to NIST 800-145

This post presented as a supplement to NIST 800-145 defines the term, service, addresses the significance and ramifications of the three cloud computing service delivery models. What Is IaaS For IT professionals, infrastructure are servers which collectively provide computing power, networking, and storage capacities for a datacenter. In the context of cloud computing, servers are…

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Windows Azure 30-Day Free Trial Subscription with $200 Credit

Using the 4 easy steps provided in this article, you’ll be able to activate a Windows Azure 30-day free trial subscription, suitable for building your Lab in the Cloud for Windows Server 2012 R2 or Linux without the need for local on-premises lab hardware.  This trial subscription provides a tremendous opportunity to gain hands-on experience…

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Get started as an "Early Expert" on Windows Server 2012 R2 with this FREE eBook!

Research has shown that approximately 65% to 70% of organizations today have more than one hypervisor deployed. This presents a large opportunity for IT Professionals to increase their technical differentiation and value in the IT marketplace by supporting multiple hypervisors. Using this free eBook and the "Early Experts" study program, IT Professionals can easily extend…

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VMware vs. Microsoft, A Memorandum to IT Leadership and Decision Makers

Over the years, VMware has contributed much to server virtualization and made an impact on the IT industry. A great competitor, VMware has been and in my view made Microsoft a stronger and better IT solution provider. Both have been trying hard to help enterprise IT deliver much with less. And a great news is…

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Get-Started with Windows Azure PowerShell Cmdlets and Boldly Cloud

  To run Windows Azure PowerShell Cmdlets, first acquire a Windows Azure subscription. If not having one already, from https://aka.ms/200 you can easily get a free 30-day trial subscription with $200 credit. Then simply follow the instructions at https://aka.ms/AzureCmdlets. Overall, here are the steps while running as a local administrator: Go to https://aka.ms/AzureCmdlets and install…

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Setting Up Windows Azure PowerShell Cmdlets

    Additional information: Automated IaaS Deployment Windows Azure 30-day free trial with $200 credit Yung Chou’s TechNet Radio Series

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Resource Pooling, Virtualization, Fabric, and Cloud

One of the five essential attributes of cloud computing (ref. The 5-3-2 Principle of Cloud Computing) is resource pooling which is an important differentiator separating the thought process of traditional IT from that of a service-based, cloud computing approach. Resource pooling in the context of cloud computing and from a service provider’s viewpoint denotes a…

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Windows Azure Virtual Network and VMs Deployment with Windows Azure PowerShell Cmdlets

With Windows Azure PowerShell Cmdlets, the process to customize and automate an infrastructure deployment to Windows Azure Infrastructure Services (IaaS) has become a relatively simple and manageable task. This article examines a sample script which automatically deploys seven specified VMs into three target subnets based on a network configuration file with two availability sets and…

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TechNet Radio: How to Migrate from VMware to Windows Azure or Hyper-V

Keith Mayer and Yung Chou are back and in today’s episode they show us how to migrate your virtual machines from VMware to Windows Azure or Windows Server 2012. Tune in as they showcase some of the free tools that are available such as the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter as well as walk us through…

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