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In this brief episode, I speak with Sr. Business Development Manager Joe Hielscher of Arista Networks from the floor at TechEd 2013 in New Orleans.  We chat about the latest features available from their cloud networking solutions and how they support a dynamic datacenter. Learn m...
At the keynote on Monday of TechEd NA (June 3), we made some pretty big announcements around how Windows Azure Trials and various subscription benefits would be changing. So for today’s edition of our “TechEd 2013 Favorites” series, I thought I’d briefly introduce you to some surprisin...
      On Wednesday, June 27th @ 6:30pm Eastern, I will be taking part in an online freeform Q&A on Windows Azure IaaS. This is scheduled a little later in the day to accommodate folks on the East coast Topic: Infrastructure as a Service...(read more)
The bloops, cuts, laughs, mistakes and outtakes from #MSTechEd 2013. We’re all human. ps Related: TechEd2013 – Find F5 TechEd2013 – Network Virtualization & Cloud Solutions TechEd2013 – Secure Windows Azure Access TechEd2013 – The Top 5 Questions TechEd2013 – NVGRE with Microsoft’s...
I wrap it up from the Microsoft TechEd North America 2013 Conference. Special thanks to Jeff Bellamy, Greg Coward, Ryan Korock and Phil Simpson along with my camera operators Courtney, Natasha and Robert. Reporting from New Orleans, thanks for watching! ps Related: TechEd2013 – Find F5...
The coolest trade show game show is back! F5 Business Development Manager Phil Simpson tests his F5 knowledge in this special ‘Betcha Didn’t Know’ Edition. When people hear of the many BIG-IP capabilities their response is often, ‘I didn’t know you could do that!’ Let’s see if Phil can...
After resisting for over 3 years, F5 Technical Director Ryan Korock finally joins me on camera to discuss the new NVGRE solution. This new solution—along with F5’s broader solution set—aims to help customers assure reliable performance regardless of how individual organizations choose ...
There are different kind of storage (services) you own. The most common one is the file server sitting in your office, in your office building or just at the C: drive in front of you. As you may be using a hosted service provider, you may also own a
So here it is, Day 3 of TechEd, and I’m already two days late on the first of our “TechEd 2013 Favorites” series.  (sigh)  But if you’ve ever been to a TechEd, or any other big conference like this, you know that it’s hard to find a spare moment to do things other than A) att...
I review the top 5 questions being asked in booth 816 at #MSTechEd 2013. Azure, NVGRE and TMG all make the list. There is a surprise at #5 but not to those of us in the booth. ps Related: TechEd2013 – Find F5 TechEd2013 – Network Virtualization & Cloud Solutions TechEd2013 – Secure...
IBM buys Softlayer, for software defined infrastructures and clouds? By Greg Schulz IBM today announced that they are acquiring privately held Dallas Texas-based Softlayer and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider. IBM is referring to this as Cloud without Compromise...
I meet with F5 Solution Engineer Greg Coward to talk about and demo the BIG-IP IPsec integration with Windows Azure.  To support the number of organizations embracing the Windows Azure cloud platform, Microsoft has chosen to work with F5 on integrating complementary technologies. ...
Centrify for SaaS Now Supports Office 365; Offers Easy-to-Deploy and Enhanced Active Directory-based Federated Identity for Reduced Complexity and Improved Security NEW ORLEANS (TechEd 2013 Booth 2418) — June 3, 2013 — Centrify Corporation, the leader in Unified Identity Se...
Key management and tamper-resistant security at TechEd North America 2013TechEd North America, New Orleans, LA - June 3, 2013 - Thales, leader in information systems and communications security, is showcasing its line of high assurance data protection solutions at Microsoft TechEd Nort...
Here is a list of the posts I plan on making as a part of this migration. I may add some but this is the basic framework - Step 1 - Clean up, patch, backup and prepare machines for migration Step 2 – Migrate Gallifrey (DC) – including making “primary...(read more)
Being as this is our last business/work-day of the month, it is also the last day of articles in our “20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services” series. “Yay!” I agree.  And once again Keith Mayer comes through for us with an outstanding topic: How to migrate v...
This this episode of TechNet Radio: Cloud Innovators, I welcome Managing Director at Cognizant Technology Solutions, Ramesh Panuganty to the show.  We discuss their product Cloud360, an enterprise-class cloud management platform that helps you quickly and cost-effectively deploy, ...
You read that title correctly.. We know that many of you are still using VMware.  And just about as many of you are already migrating or considering the migration of some (or all) of your virtualization to Microsoft’s Hyper-V.  And if you’re already going that route, perhaps ...
Interview with Sir Richard Branson! Sir Richard Branson, founder and chairman of Virgin Group, discusses how he has been able to foster innovation by giving his employees the ability to be creative, take chances, and learn from failure i...
One of the first questions that IT Pros have when considering using Windows Azure to host some (or all) of their company’s computing infrastructure is, “How do I move an existing virtual machine to the cloud?” “I was just about to ask that!” I bet you were. So, how does one take a v...
What is the plural of Series?  (And how is it pronounced?)  Well.. that’s not so important.  What’s important is that we – the Technology Evangelists of Microsoft DPE in the U.S. have been busy busy bloggers these past several months.  You’ve...
In April of 2013 our team’s blogging focus was on how to build your Private Cloud.  I hope you found our articles informative, that you have downloaded your free System Center 2012 SP1 trial, your Windows Server 2012 evalution, and have started your Windows Azure FREE TRIAL...
So, you’ve got your Windows Azure subscription all set up (and if you don’t you can set up a FREE TRIAL HERE), and now you want to use PowerShell to work with your Windows Azure-based resources.  In case you weren’t aware, Microsoft provides a Windows Azure Power...
If you are a developer, or if you are a member of an IT organization which supports a software development organization, then you know that sometimes you need more hardware than you can realistically afford.  And if you do buy the hardware, it becomes obsolete all-too-soon, or jus...
Welcome to another main installment of our “20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services”.  For those of you who are just now starting to follow along, make sure to start your FREE TRIAL of Windows Azure, so that you can follow along. Those of you who are familiar ...
Perhaps you’re not aware of this, but Windows Azure supports web sites.  In fact, it makes it very easy to create and run any web site – from the most simple to the most high-end, complex web application scaled for global reach. To show off how easy it is to get started, my frien...
With Windows Azure PowerShell Cmdlets , the process to customize and automate an infrastructure deployment to Windows Azure Infrastructure Services (IaaS) becomes a relatively simple and manageable task. This article examines a sample script which automatically...(read more)
Well, do you? “Yes!  And I bet you’re going to tell me to use Windows Azure.” You’re catching on!  In today’s article in our “20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services”, my friend Keith Mayer shares some excellent tips, resources, and a step-by-step for b...
    Folks, If you have been to any of my live presentations, recently, you have probably hear m get super jazzed about Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service. I truly think this is the future of infrastructure for all businesses. I envision a world where new businesses sta...
CA World 2013! The Smart Enterprise team spent time at CA World 2013 capturing key stories, major announcements, and interviews with thought leaders on the show floor. View the coverage on Smart Enterprise. ...
Welcome to another installment of our May series of articles – “20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services”.  Today I’m going to describe a scenario, a problem, and then propose a solution.    The Scenario: Single Sign-On support using Active Direct...
Windows Azure Infrastructure Services allows you to build complex solutions, hosted in Microsoft datacenters, as readily a you would have them running in your own lab or datacenter.  For today’s article in our “20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Service...
If you can extend your datacenter into the cloud using a secured network path and Windows Azure, it sure should follow that you can take advantage of cloud-based virtual machines to perform some of your more common infrastructure tasks.  For example: File Servers. “Yeah, I get it...
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...(read more)
This just in… The demand has been so great for more information about using Windows Azure Infrastructure Services as an extension of your datacenter and IT Operations, that we’ve decided to schedule a few more FREE events to close out the end of our fiscal year here in Central Region ...
“Hey Kevin… I would like to use Windows Azure as a location where I set up a SQL Server database mirror.  Is this something I can do?” Absolutely, yes!  In fact, it doesn’t even require anything fancy as far as setting up special connectors or site-to-site VPN in order to tr...
This book is totally hands-on, you learn by doing it all by yourselves in record time. Install SQL Server 2012, SharePoint Server 2010, and configure Reporting Services both native and SharePoint Integrated on Windows 7 Install SSDT and author reports, both local and remote, and depl...
This book is totally hands-on, you learn by doing it all by yourselves in record time. Install SQL Server 2012, SharePoint Server 2010, and configure Reporting Services both native and
So now that we’ve been talking about building virtual machines in Windows Azure, and extending your datacenter into “the cloud”, we need to actually make the connection.  But how does one actually build the Windows Azure Network, and then that subnet our local subnets? Keith Maye...
I somehow got into writing PowerShell script in the last few days for facilitating deploying Windows Azure VMs into configured subnets for our upcoming Windows Azure IaaS Training Days. ( Here’s the shameless plug.) First I got started with Windows Azure...(read more)