Posts Tagged ‘Cloud’

#Azure Roadshow: Cloud Challenges, Opportunities and Migration Strategies

June 20, 2014 1 comment


Cloud opportunities and offerings that will benefit organisations, as well as the challenges and Migration Strategies to help overcome these.

Topics covered:

  • Microsoft Azure PaaS and IaaS offerings:
    ◦Application Lift & Shift Scenarios
    ◦Cloud-born Applications that Leverage Office 365 & Yammer
    ◦Cloud Identity
  • Cloud-enabled Mobile Device Management with Windows InTune
  • Hybrid Cloud deployment model involving Hyper-V and System Center
    ◦Network Integration
  • Migration strategies to Public Cloud
    ◦Driving SaaS Adoption

Target Audience:
Decision Makers, CTO’s, CIO’s, IT Managers, Dev Managers

Time, Date, Venue and Registrations:

Registrations open at 8.30am. A light breakfast will be provided. Presentations will commence at 9am sharp and finish at 11am.

  • Sydney :29 August 2014  –  Sydney, NSW – REGISTER HERE
  • Melbourne : 31 Jul 2014  –   Microsoft  | Level 5, 4 Freshwater Place, Southbank, Melbourne – REGISTER HERE
  • Brisbane : 05 August 2014  –  Cliftons | Brisbane – REGISTER HERE
  • Perth : 19 August 2014  –  Microsoft | Level 3, 100 St Georges Terrace, Perth – REGISTER HERE

 For more Information about the events, see


About the Presenters

Alessandro Cardoso | Readify National Manager – Platform Solutions
Alessandro Cardoso is a passionate technology evangelist and a subject matter expert in cloud, virtualization and management. He recently published his book; ‘Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Cookbook’, and has reviewed 5 other books. Alessandro is a speaker at key technical events in Australia and New Zealand and has been a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional since 2009 leading major Cloud, Virtualization, UC&C, AD and Exchange projects for large customers in APJ.

Mitch Denny | Readify Platform Technology Specialist 
Mitch Denny has been working with the .NET platform since the year 2000 when the first alpha releases shipped. Since then he has been awarded MVP status nine times in ASP.NET and more recently Microsoft ALM. Currently Mitch is working as Readify’s Platform Technology Specialist – focusing on bringing exciting new products and services to market and working with technical specialists to continually refine our technical vision.

Windows Azure now in Japan. Australia next?

February 26, 2014 Leave a comment

Toda Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Azure Japan Geo, including Japan East and Japan West region:

“Today we are announcing the general availability of two new Windows Azure regions: Japan in the Tokyo metropolitan area (Saitama Prefecture) and Japan West (Osaka Prefecture). These regions were brought online to meet growing demand for Windows Azure services and help our customers satisfy performance needs. ”

It is expected that Microsoft will release the Australia region this year as well. I’ve heard rumours for the release on Q3, but there is no official communication yet.

Do you expect the cloud adoption to increase once it comes to your region?

What’s New in 2012 R2: Why is it so important for IT Pros to understand how modern applications are built

August 22, 2013 4 comments

A great post by Microsoft Brad Anderson covering :

  • Windows Azure Pack and it ability to build an application once and then deploy and operate it in any Microsoft Cloud – private, hosted or public.
  • Windows Azure Service Bus,  integrated experience as a part of the Windows Azure Pack, with the goal of bringing a self-service tenant experience that is consistent with the one that currently exists in Windows Azure.
  • and lots of scenarios:
  • Scenario 1: Application Messaging Patterns with Service Bus
  • Scenario 2: Manage Messaging Entities Across Clouds
  • Scenario 3: Hosting Alternatives with Service Bus


To read the blog series, follow


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Teched Australia 2012 : I will be there presenting 3 ILL sessions.

August 29, 2012 Leave a comment

TechEd 2012 is going to be HUGE!

I will be there presenting 3 ILL sessions and you are invited to come along.

An awesome tech content is an understatement!

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to explore the latest tech to land in the data centre, be amongst the first to play with amazing Windows 8 apps and loads more.

Plus you can take advantage of Microsoft certification discount at the special event-only price of $99 (inc GST).

Don’t miss out!

Windows 2012 Launch event on September 4th

August 29, 2012 Leave a comment

Make sure you mark September 4th in your calendar as Microsoft will be running an online launch event to have some fun and celebrate the launch of Windows Server 2012.

Make sure you check out: and join us for some fun.

Windows Server 2012: Hyper-V Network Virtualization

April 24, 2012 2 comments

Hyper-V Network Virtualization allow customers to keep their own internal IP addresses when moving to the cloud while providing isolation from other customers’ VMs – even if those VMs happen to use the exact same IP addresses.

The way it works is that each VM receive two IP addresses :

The first one, the IP address visible in the VM, is relevant in the context of a given tenant’s virtual subnet. Following the IEEE nomenclature we call this the Customer Address (CA).

The other IP address is relevant in the context of the physical network in the cloud datacenter. This is called the Provider Address (PA).  This decoupling of tenant and datacenter IP addresses provides many benefits.
One of the benefits is that you can move your VMs to the cloud without modifying the VM’s network configuration and without worrying about what else (or who else) is sitting in that datacentre.

Another big reason is the policy enforcement in the end hosts that provides a scalable solution for multi-tenant isolation, instead of using Vlan’s, for isolation.

There are 2 different mechanisms to virtualize the IP address:

Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) : should be used for network virtualization, because it provides the most flexibility and performance. It will be used for most environments/deployments

IP Rewrite : may be appropriate to provide performance and compatibility in some current high-capacity datacenters.


A very good article was posted by Jeffrey about this topic


Microsoft’s Certifications Reinvented for the Cloud

April 12, 2012 Leave a comment

Private Cloud and SQL lead the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) reinvention

The need for cloud computing skills has been pushing the market for months. Solution providers are seeking cloud-ready employees to bring their businesses to the next level. The cloud computing market is evolving at such a pace that while the number of job postings is skyrocketing, the talent isn’t there to fill the positions.

The new certification framework has also been streamlined to three skill levels to make it easier to navigate:

  • The Associate Level comprises the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification, which provides a clear starting point for job seekers early in their technology career. Candidates must prove they have the required skills to hit the ground running. This level represents a foundation and is the prerequisite certification necessary to earn an MCSE.
  • The Expert Level comprises the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) or its developer equivalent, Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), and is Microsoft’s flagship certification for individuals who want to lead their organization’s transition to the cloud. These certifications recognize IT professionals and developers with broad and deep skill sets across Microsoft solutions.
  • The Master Level is the Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM) certification that differentiates the select few from their peers and represents the highest bar of knowledge and skills validation.