“MediaValet Thrives on Microsoft’s Cloud Platform” is the title of this
It’s great to hear about the cases where Windows Azure is being used so
effectively, and really taking full advantage of its… well.. advantages.
Things such as global scale and pay-as-you-go. Great, reliable, redundant
storage. And the opportunity to create some massively parallel compute
engines for heavy tasks such as image or video rendering.
Yes indeed! It’s SHARK WEEK on FULL OF I.T.! This is the week of the year
that we get aggressive here on the blog! We stir up the waters and bait the
hooks with tasty I.T. goodness! We rip our competitors to shreds! We…
“Hey Kevin… Aren’t you just stealing this idea from the Discovery
Huh? They have a Shark Week, too? No.. they probably stole it from me.
“25 years ago?”
And besides, this is completely different. I don’t have a big car company
sponsor like they do.
Anyway, this week I’m going to be commenting on and linking to resources
that compare and contrast ... (more)
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? ... (more)
Wow.. what a big week. The System Center 2012 release, the official naming
of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, and now the newest version of
the MDT - Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 – is released and available
For those not familiar with it, the MDT is “a Solution Accelerator for
operating system and application deployment.” Here is the overview from the
Deploy Windows 7, Office 2010 and 365, and Windows Server 2008 R2 with the
newly released Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012. MDT is the recommended
process and toolset for automating d... (more)
I feel bad that I didn’t include this yesterday – because it’s hugely
important: Alongside of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 release candidates,
Microsoft’s Hyper-V Server 2012 release candidate was also made publically
available for download.
“What’s so cool about that, Kevin?”
For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, Hyper-V Server is the free
Yes, free operating system that.. well, I hesitate to call an operating
system. It is Hyper-V in its purest form.. just the “micro-kernalized
hypervisor” that you can run for virtualization hosts.
“Ah.. so it’s free, wh... (more)