Free Ebook: Hybrid Cloud Management with System Center 2012 R2 App Controller

In the summer, Keith Mayer, Mitch Tulloch, and I have just published a new book on Hybrid Cloud Management with System Center 2012 R2 App Controller, titled Microsoft System Center: Cloud Management with App Controller. As part of a series of specialized guides on System Center, this book focuses on using App Controller to manage…

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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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TechNet Radio: Virtually Speaking with Yung Chou–Moving from VMware to Hyper-V

Yung Chou and Keith Mayer welcome Server Administrator Brandon Dewar to the show, as he shares with us how his organization has made the decision to move from VMware to Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V. Tune in as they discuss what made Hyper-V and Windows Server 2012 so compelling, what their favorite features are and…

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TechNet Radio: Virtually Speaking with Yung Chou Joined by Keith Mayer (Part 2): Greg Shields on Deploying & Managing a Service in the Cloud with Service Templates

Yung Chou , Keith Mayer and Greg Shields from Concentrated Technology are back for part 2 of their deploying  and managing a service in the cloud series and in today’s episode they demo for us how to plan for  and deploy RDS using System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager Service Templates. Tune in for…

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Window Azure Fault Domain and Upgrade Domain Explained Explained (Reprised)

Some noticeable advantages to run applications in Windows Azure are availability and fault tolerance achieved by the so-called fault domains and upgrade domains. These two terms represent important strategies in cloud computing for deploying and upgrading applications. System Center 2012 SP1 also has integrated the concepts into Virtual Machine Manager Service Template for deploying a…

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Building Your Private Cloud Series at http://aka.ms/privatecloud

Microsoft US Platform Technology Evangelists, have published a series of articles that step through building your very own Private Cloud by leveraging Windows Server 2012, Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and System Center 2012 Service Pack 1. This series presents the methodology of building a private cloud from overview, fabric concepts and construction,…

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TechNet Radio: (Part 12) Building a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 – Building a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure using Windows Azure

In Part 12 of their Building a Private Cloud series, Keith Mayer and Yung Chou explore the world of hybrid cloud scenarios using Windows Azure Virtual Networks. Tune in as they walk us through some common scenarios where IT Pros may find it more appealing to deploy a hybrid datacenter solution as they explain what…

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TechNet Radio: (Part 11) Building a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 – Dynamic Optimization of the Private Cloud Fabric

Continuing their Building a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 SP1  series, Keith Mayer and Yung Chou walk us through the steps needed to dynamically optimize our virtual machines. Tune in as they show us how to set the reserve capacity for our hosts, balance VM loads, set-up auto live migrations and optimize our power…

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TechNet Radio: (Part 10) Building a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 – Protecting Your Private Cloud with Data Protection Manager

We’ve hit Part 10 in our Building a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 SP1 series, and in today’s episode Keith Mayer and Yung Chou discuss how you can protect your newly created private cloud with Data Protection Manager. Tune in as they discuss disaster recovery solutions and performance enhancements as well as demo for…

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