My friend Dan Stolts and yours truly continue our series on
“Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud” with an
overview on how to plan for a hybrid cloud storage solution using Windows
Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure. Tune in for our lively discussion on the
many storage options available to you as well as discussions around
performance, reliability and security.
[1:18] Let’s start with a quick summary of existing storage
capabilities using modern infrastructure on-premises as supported by Windows
Server 2012 R2 [10:16] What is Azure Storage? [11:17] Can you give us a
quick overview of Azure Storage Architecture? [12:30] In order to connect
local systems to Azure Storage accounts, I have to think there is some kind
of authentication required to make that happen securely. How is that done?
[16:00] What is Blob Storage? [17:30] ... (more)
Welcome to another in our new series of “Modernize your
Infrastructure” articles. Today I’m pleased to share with you
the details of yet another free and easy-to-use assessment tool from
Microsoft. The purpose of this tool is to help you answer the following
“Are my servers and services able to be migrated to Microsoft
And that is a fair question; particularly if we see the value, but
don’t really know where to begin. If in the process of modernizing my
infrastructure I consider perhaps moving some (or all) of m... (more)
The team of US DX IT Pro Technology Evangelists is doing another series of
articles and TechNet Radio interviews. The topic: Modernizing your
Infrastructure. The goal: To give you as many resources as you’ll need to
get your infrastructure up to speed, whether you’re simply looking for ways
to migrate off of Windows Server 2003, or even move workloads and
applications up into Microsoft Azure.
“Sounds great, Kevin! Where is the series landing page?”
Go here: http://aka.ms/ModernCloud
Bookmark it and check back often. There should be new content there every
Speaking of n... (more)
Whether or not you choose to believe me, here are a two things that I know to
Microsoft takes your privacy and preferences very seriously, and Microsoft
wants you to stay “in-the-loop” about what’s coming.
Often our marketing and operations people send out notices about up-coming
events, such as our IT Camps or live Microsoft Virtual Academy trainings.
But many of you aren’t getting those e-mails, because either you didn’t
know how to set up your information and preferences about you, your interests
and how you’d like to be contacted, or at some point you said “no” to
Yes, in the U.S. we’re coming to a town near you with some free training
and hands-on experiences again – this time covering Windows Azure and
System Center 2012 R2 to support hybrid cloud scenarios.
Here’s the description of the event from the registration pages:
Build Hybrid Cloud Solutions with Windows Azure and System Center 2012 R2
You CAN have the best of both worlds! With Windows Azure and System Center
2012 R2, IT Pros can easily extend an on-premises network to embrace the
power and scale of the cloud – securely and seamlessly. These Hybrid Cloud
scenarios present real s... (more)