In part 2 of this 30 part series we introduced the topic of Hybrid Cloud.
That is the combining of Public, Private, and or traditional IT into a system
that works for you.
One of the great Hybrid examples I like to talk about is internally here at
Microsoft. Microsoft is an extremely email centric company. Email is beyond a
mission critical app for us. As such we spend a lot on our internal Exchange
infrastructure. I have been on a beta test program for many years helping our
Exchange team test the next version of Exchange before they are released.
Well we have started moving "Some" of our end users to Office 365. "Some" is
10's of thousands of users. My account for now stays on Exchange to help test
the next versions, but I have several co-workers that their email has been
transitioned to Office 365 and they don't see any difference.
Our MSIT department recently did... (more)
Welcome to Day 1 of 30 days of Cloud on Your Terms! Brian Lewis, Matt Hester
, Kevin Remde and myself are going to take you through 30 days of Cloud
discussion, from public to private to hybrid you are going to hear about it
all from a technical aspect and stories from our own experiences working in
our remote data center. The posts are designed to help you learn about the
cloud, and hopefully point you in the right direction. We are going to offer
some great How To information along with some screencasts and other
materials. We may even toss a tip or two on how to pass an certif... (more)
What is a Hybrid Cloud? We keep hearing about "The Cloud" in IT, and how it
is supposed to change things in the next few years. People keep using the
terms Public Cloud, Private Cloud, and Hybrid Cloud. What do these really
mean? First Public Cloud - this is using someone else's Data Center to host
applications or subscribe to applications on the Web. Examples from Microsoft
of Public Cloud are Office 365, Windows Azure, and Windows Intune. Private
Cloud is something different; usually this is in your own data center,
possibly hosted by someone else. Microsoft offerings in this a... (more)
Getting Ready for The Cloud
Well, you have heard all the hype, Cloud this, Cloud that, Public Cloud,
Private Cloud, etc., etc., how the heck do you get ready?
Your organization might not be ready to move 100% of your servers to someone
else's data center yet, but still, what should you be doing NOW for that day
when Cloud will be part of your everyday world?
First we need to look at your existing environment. Truly take a good
assessment of what you have. First thing about your servers, are they
virtualized? Then think about DR/Backups? What happens if you entire data
center isn'... (more)
Everyone loves to get an early Christmas present well this year, Veeam has a
great gift you can unwrap today. Today they announced a holiday gift for
VMware vExperts, VMware Certified Professionals, VMware Certified
Instructors, VMUG members, Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals, and
Microsoft Certified Professionals. Last year they delivered a free gift and
this year they are doing the same! You can go unwrap your free two-CPU socket
Not for Resale (NFR) license for Veeam Backup & Replication v6 for evaluation
and demonstration use, this free software for your home labs.
So if... (more)