6 November 2014 blogs Alessandro Cardoso 3 min read
October was a hectic month, full of conferences and product launches and November continues the theme with 2 more conferences: the Microsoft MVP Summit and SQL Pass.
If you have been following me, you would noticed that I spoke at TechEd New Zealand, TechEd Australia Melbourne and TechEd Australia Sydney. Attendee interest in Azure led to standing room only!
With the announcement that Azure now has two secure datacentres in Australia – the Southeast Region in Victoria and the East Region in NSW – we can expect greatly improved performances, lower latency and the ability to keep data in-country and compliant with enterprise and government security policies.
While speaking at events like TechEd over the past few months, I have had the opportunity to chat with customers and based on what I have heard so far, more and more businesses are going the hybrid route by moving some workloads to the public cloud. I see the launch of Azure ExpressRoute with its high speed and dedicated connection to Azure helping to reinforce this trend.
So, how can you keep up your on-premises datacenter? How can you minimize risks and maximize availability, while delivering business critical services? Planning, designing and maintaining a hybrid cloud implementation could be quite a challenge, but with the right tools to help you manage and maintain it’s on going operation, you will be able to accommodate business growth while saving costs. As you may know, I am quite a fan of System Center and as a consultant and author, I have been using and recommending it since the early versions. From my consulting engagements, I know that System Center can be made even better through the use of add-ins to enhance its functionality and provide unique business benefits. That’s why I am supportive of Savision, which recently released a new version of their flagship product, Live Maps. Live Maps is a valuable solution for Microsoft System Center that helps monitor the health of business-critical services such as Exchange, SharePoint, Directory Services, .Net Apps and Databases, resulting in faster resolution times for those unexpected issues, and translating into improved service availability and delivery.
In my next blog, I will provide a step by step installation guide but if you can’t wait, I encourage you to watch Savision’s webinars at:
Want to know more about Business Service Management for System Center? Stay tuned, next week we will have more about tips and insights on what is going on in the IT.
About Alessandro Cardoso
Alessandro Cardoso is a passionate technology evangelist and a subject matter expert in cloud, virtualization and management. Author and speaker at key technical events in Australia and New Zealand. He has been a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in virtualization since 2009. He is a well-known speaker at IT-related events such as TechEd, CNASI, Windows Road Shows and User Groups. He has consistently been a presenter for more than 10 years.
His product skill sets include Microsoft infrastructure technologies such as Hyper-V, System Center, Windows Server, SQL Server, Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint, IIS and Forefront, and he also has strong knowledge in Quest Migration Manager, Linux Infrastructure, Networking, Security Solutions (such as VPN, Firewall) and VMware in complex and large scenarios; He has strong grasp of infrastructure and architecture solutions, IT management and industry-related datacenter processes, strategies, industry regulations and requirements.
He works for RXP Services Limited as a Technology Strategist and National Lead Cloud, Identity and Security.
Author of the book System Center VMM 2012 Cookbook http://wp.me/p15Fu3-mK and reviewer of the Windows 2012 Hyper-V cookbook (#4422EN)
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