VMware or Microsoft?–How robust is your availability?

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmDisclaimer: facts and figures in this article are based on the state of the technology as it exists at the date of its publication.  Our article today in our “VMware or Microsoft?” series is about availability.  When I say “availability”, I mean “high availability”.  And when I say “robust high availability”, I mean a solution … Continue reading VMware or Microsoft?–How robust is your availability?

20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services (IaaS): SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn in the Cloud

“Hey Kevin.. How do I get high availability out of my SQL Server?” http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmCluster.  Shared Storage.  Windows Failover Clustering supports that. “But… I want my SQL Servers running in Windows Azure.  And I don’t have shared storage in “the cloud”.  But I still need the benefits of clustered high availability.” Wow.. you sure want a … Continue reading 20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services (IaaS): SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn in the Cloud

Breaking News: Free IT Camps – “Being What’s Next In IT” – Open for Registration!

Our next set of IT Pro events (“IT Camps”) in the US Central Region have been scheduled and are now officially open for registration!  The events are free, go from 9:00am to 3:00pm, and include some light breakfast and lunch.  But most importantly, they are full of new and useful information that all IT Pros … Continue reading Breaking News: Free IT Camps – “Being What’s Next In IT” – Open for Registration!

Web Server Recommendations (So Many Questions. So Little Time. Part 3.)

I was asked this question last week at our TechNet Event in Kansas City.  “What is Microsoft’s best practice recommendation for web server deployment to support a web site that has variable demands from day-to-day?  Network Load-Balancing?  Private Cloud?  Clustering?.. or something else?”  -Don G. That’s a very big question, Don.   To answer it … Continue reading Web Server Recommendations (So Many Questions. So Little Time. Part 3.)

Cloud on Your Terms Part 26 of 30: Office 365 will not get you fired

 Are you concerned that the cloud will eat your job?  Perhaps.  Every time there is a shift in how things are done based on improvements in technology or new options for efficiency, economics, scale… there is always someone crying foul.  Or probably more appropriately, they’re worrying about what it means for their current situation.  And … Continue reading Cloud on Your Terms Part 26 of 30: Office 365 will not get you fired

Cloud on Your Terms Part 25 of 30: Windows Intune

Microsoft has some pretty interesting new direction with regard to what “the cloud” can do.  For example – how about an Internet-based service that let’s you monitor, manage, and deploy software to the workstations you’re responsible for? “Yeah.. I’d love to see that.” That’s what we have in the form of Windows Intune.  Today in … Continue reading Cloud on Your Terms Part 25 of 30: Windows Intune