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Hyper-V Containers bringing speed and scale to the next level in today’s cloud-first world

April 9, 2015 Leave a comment

Last October, Microsoft and Docker, Inc. jointly announced plans to bring containers to developers across the Docker and Windows ecosystems via Windows Server.

Hyper-V Containers will ensure code running in one container remains isolated and cannot impact the host operating system or other containers running on the same host. Applications developed for Windows Server Containers can be deployed as a Hyper-V Container without modification, providing greater flexibility for operators who need to choose degrees of density, agility, and isolation in a multi-platform, multi-application environment.

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The new Microsoft Container technology offers flexibility and choice through Windows Server containers, Linux containers, and Hyper-V containers both in the cloud and on-premises.

Source:http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2015/04/08/microsoft-unveils-new-container-technologies-for-the-next-generation-cloud

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Microsoft Hyper-V Performance Whitepaper and Webminar

March 23, 2015 1 comment

EXCLUSIVE Whitepaper: Microsoft Hyper-V Performance

Businesses worldwide are turning their attention to Microsoft’s Hyper-V platform when they’re looking at their private and hybrid cloud initiatives. Find specific and concrete advice in this whitepaper to help you design, build, and upgrade Hyper-V deployments.

Download it here

Find out how you can get the best value from your Hyper-V deployments, register now for our webinars “Microsoft Hyper-V Performance Considerations” by IT expert Paul Schnackenburg. The webinars will be co-hosted by Savision’s Technical Sales Engineer, Justin Boerrigter.

During the webinar, you will find out how to design, build, and upgrade Hyper-V deployments to ensure that workloads have adequate resources and don’t experience performance issues. Get all the information you need on tools and techniques that will help you locate and remove resource bottlenecks when planning a Hyper-V fabric rollout.

Mark your calendar for one of these dates:

Thursday April 2nd- 9 AM CET / 5 PM AEST / 3 AM EST

Wednesday April 8th- 11:30 AM CET / 7:30 PM AEST/ 5:30 AM EST

If you are unable to find a convenient time to attend the webinars, sign up here to receive the on-demand version after April 8th.

Essence of Cloud Computing with Azure and SQL Seminar. Register Now. Free Event. [Limited seats]

January 7, 2015 1 comment

I am presenting two amazing sessions showing what’s new in Hyper-V vNext and how to migrate your workloads to Azure, from VMware, AWS and Hyper-v. Don’t miss out this unique opportunity! It is time again for the annual MVP event across Asia Pacific. Register now for this Free Event. [Limited seats]

Azure RemoteApp will be generally available on December 11, 2014

December 5, 2014 1 comment

Azure RemoteApp delivers Windows Server session-based applications from Azure.

Azure RemoteApp, enable users to access corporate applications from anywhere and on a variety of devices, scale up or down to meet the dynamic business needs without large capital expense or management complexity, and centralize and protect corporate applications with the security features and reliability of Azure.

Azure RemoteApp will be generally available on December 11, 2014.  Azure RemoteApp instances created during the current public preview period will continue to function as they do today. These instances will automatically transition to a 30-day free trial on December 11, 2014. The limit of two app collections and 10 users per instance will continue to be enforced during the free trial period. To remove these limitations, you can exit the free trial at any point and be charged the rates detailed on the Azure RemoteApp Pricing Details webpage.

For more information, please visit the Azure RemoteApp webpage. For a comprehensive look at pricing, please visit the Azure RemoteApp Pricing Details webpage.

DATA as a power enablement

September 17, 2014 Leave a comment

Cloud Management improving business agility

If you’re building a cloud solution you understand that getting expert advice rapidly better enables you to build solutions that address your business’ or customer’s needs.

I have been working with System Center and Cloud implementations for quite a while now as well as writing books about System Center. Deploying cloud management solutions like System Center requires an approach that takes advantage of the opportunities and features offered by the virtualization layer.

Beyond IT productivity, cloud management can dramatically improve business agility.  However, an evolving cloud architecture can also lead to waste and inefficiency.  Has the efficiency of your cloud architecture been reviewed overtime? Are you optimally defining the placement of workloads?

One of the concerns I always raise when speaking with decision makers and cloud adopters is ongoing management, especially with respect to increasing virtual machine density, preventing resource exhaustion, and tuning your environment to build a tailored virtualized infrastructure for your organization that will stand the test of time.

As an automated solution for infrastructure reviews, I definitely recommend Savision Cloud Advisor which provides an impact analysis for each problem it discovers and identifies savings for your business.

At TechEd NZ 2014 keynote speaker James Whittaker, talked about DATA as a power enablement. That’s exactly what this tool is about. It analyses the information VMM stores in the SQL database, using statistical techniques with the goal of discovering useful information, providing tips for your Private Cloud implementation.

Get tips for your Private Cloud implementation

A big plus for the tool is that it does not impose any load on the hosts or virtual machines. All information used in tip generation is retrieved from the System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) database.

To install Savision Cloud Advisor on VMM 2012 R2 follow the following steps:

  1. Download Cloud Advisor (http://www.savision.com/free-tuning-and-optimization-recommendations) as a zip file (don’t extract it).
  2. Save it to a location on the VMM Console machine (i.e. c:\Savision)
    Note: the add-in should be installed on each machine running the VMM console.
  3. Create an empty .txt file under ‘%PROGRAM FILES%\Microsoft System Center 2012\Virtual Machine Manager\bin\AddInPipeline\AddInViews’ folder

Note: All required files are distributed with the add-in, but a bug in VMM causes it to not always recognize this fact, that’s why you need to create the empty .txt file

4.      On the VMM 2012 R2 Console, logon as VMM Admin, click on Settings and then click on Import Console Add-In.

5.      Click on Browse and select the file Savision_Cloud_advisior.zip

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6.    Click on Continue after receiving the message “Add-in is valid but has warnings.”

7.    Make sure Continue installing this add-in anyway is checked.

8.    Click on Next and then click on Finish.

9.    Close the VMM Console and then re-open it.

10.  The Cloud Advisor add-in will appear on the VMM ribbon bar when a host, cluster, or cloud is selected.

Note: The first time you run the add-in, it will prompt you for credentials to the SQL Server database in which VMM stores performance data.

This performance data is used to assist in generating tuning tips. Provide the credentials of a user that has read access to the SQL database and click Connect.

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For more information, read more about Savision’s Cloud Advisor FREE tool for free tuning and optimization recommendations for System Center VMM or visit Savision’s training center.

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Post originally published on  http://www.savision.com/resources/blog/data-power-enablement-mvp-alessandro-Cardoso

Hyper-V is the #1 Hypervisor in Latin America

February 25, 2014 Leave a comment

Hyper-V is ranked number one in Latin America for x86 virtualization. The graphic below shows the adoption since 2008. Looking at that, I can see that it will grow more and more, as Windows 2012/R2 roll out increases.

Best-in-class features, performance, flexibility, simplified IT administration and cloud ready OS, allied with costs saving , I am sure are the drivers behind this adoption. Plus when you add System Center, you can take advantage of unified compute resources, data storage and networking administration which span physical, virtual and cloud environments.

Microsoft has closed the gap with its closest competitor : VMware.  The adoption of IT virtualization infrastructure is an example of how Latin America is one of the emerging markets that will shape what IDC calls the “Third IT Platform.”

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According to IDC, in 2014 emerging markets will see almost 100% more smart connected devices shipped than in developed markets. They will also see their cloud computing spending increase seven-fold, and, in terms of Big Data, they will account for more than 40% of the ‘digital universe’ in 2014.

 

MVP renewed : 6 consecutive years!

January 2, 2014 Leave a comment

What a way to start 2014!. For 6 consecutive years I have been awarded Microsoft MVP in virtualisation.

Below is the email I just got from Microsoft:

“Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2014 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in Virtual Machine technical communities during the past year.

The Microsoft MVP Award provides us the unique opportunity to celebrate and honor your significant contributions and say “Thank you for your technical leadership.”

Mike Hickman
Director
Community Engagement
Microsoft”

“As a Microsoft MVP, you are part of a highly select group of experts that represent technology’s best and brightest who share a deep commitment to community and a willingness to help others.
On behalf of everyone at Microsoft, thank you for your contributions to technical communities.
Sincerely,
Soyoung Lee, your Community Program Manager”

 

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5 year milestone as a Microsoft MVP

January 27, 2013 1 comment

Just got in my email on the Australia Day:

In recognition of your 5 year milestone as a Microsoft MVP, I am very pleased to tell you Microsoft is honoring your achievement …

…On behalf of all of us at the MVP Award Program, please let me extend our congratulations for this accomplishment and say thank you for your longstanding and exemplary community leadership.

…Congratulations, again, and please let me know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,
Veronica Mandich Microsoft MVP Award Program

I am the one who says thank you! I am honoured to be an Australian VM MVP for 5 years. Happy Australia Day!

And don’t forget, I am running the Microsoft Windows and System Center around Australia. Be sure you register your self. https://virtualisationandmanagement.wordpress.com/2013/01/11/windows-and-system-center-road-show/