In this part of the Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud, we are
focusing on of the great solutions we introduced with Windows Server 2012 and
improved in Window Server 2012 R2, Storage Spaces.
Storage Spaces Overview:
In Windows Server 2012 Storage became a first class citizen, from storage
deduplication to SMB 3.0 Windows became a great choice to be the storage
platform in many organizations. In many organizations storage will
represent a huge part of the IT budget. One of the key features, to help
reduce the cost of storage, is the inclusion of Storage Spaces. Storage
spaces can be a fantastic alterative to SAN’s for storage in your
organizations. When you think about what three things make up a SAN:
Connectivity Adaptors --- Provides connectivity to external sources via
iSCSI, FC, FCoE, NFS, SMB Controllers --- The software of the SAN or the
Keith Mayer and myself kick off our new multi-part series today on how you
can build your hybrid cloud environment with Windows Server 2012, System
Center 2012 and Windows Azure by laying down a quick overview of what we can
expect for the series as well as diving into the new features found in
Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Foundation.
Check out the full interview here: Building Your Hybrid Cloud Windows Server
2012 R2 Storage Foundation
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One of the questions I have been asked for a while is how do you set static
IP address in Windows Azure Virtual Machines. Well you can, check out my
friend John Savill’s great article to see how:
Set Azure VM Static IP Address
While it is like a DHCP reservation for the VM itself (the VM is still DHCP
configured), it is treated as a static IP to Windows Azure. Now this does
involve new Windows Azure PowerShell cmdlets. You will need to download and
install the Windows Azure PowerShell cmdlets (possibly again) to get the new
You can get them here: http://www.wi... (more)
Good day everyone! In our recent set of IT camps we talked about Windows
8.1 in the enterprise, one of the topics we discussed was deployment
technologies. So I decided to put together a series of screencasts to talk
about deploying Windows 8.1. More importantly throughout these screencasts
all the tools I will show are FREE or built-in to Windows Server 2012 R2.
In this part I take a quick tour of deployment technologies and tools. You
will also see a full deployment in action. Enjoy!
Windows Server 2012 R2: http://aka.ms/getwindowsserver2012R2 Microsoft
In this episode Keith Mayer and myself kick off a special 6 part series on
“Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud.” Tune in for Part 1
where they discuss the importance of planning for your organization’s move
to Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure.
[1:18] Why should I start planning now? [2:41] Why Migrate to Windows Server
2012 R2? [5:45] Why consider Azure as part of your migration strategy?
[12:38] What tools are available to help in the migration process?
[17:40] DEMO MAP and the Azure IaaS Cost Estimator
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