in behalf of Altaro, I would like to a free Webinar with three top of the edge speaker around Microsoft Software Defined Datacenter.
The transition to adopting cloud services is unique for every organization. What does yours look like?
Join Microsoft MVPs Andy Syrewicze (Technical Evangelist – Altaro), Didier Van Hoye (Infrastructure Architect – FGIA), and Thomas Maurer (Cloud Architect – itnetX) for a crash course on the possibilities of cloud technologies coming out of Microsoft including:
Windows Server 2019 and the Software-Defined Datacenter
New Management Experiences for Infrastructure with Windows Admin Center
Hosting an Enterprise Grade Cloud in your datacenter with Azure Stack
Taking your first steps into the public cloud with Azure IaaS
After watching the experts discuss the details, you’ll see that the cloud doesn’t have to be an all or nothing discussion. This webinar will prepare you for your journey by revealing the available options and how to make the most out of them!
I want to send you a heads up. Ben Armstrong is speaking during an Altaro Webinar at the 24th of April.
If ever wanted to speak with Ben directly and wanted to ask him all about Hyper-V, now is your chance. 🙂 Take it!
while working with lots of customers in different Azure projects I often here that they want to minimize and reduce their hardware on prem. or even bane every piece of server from their office locations.
In many cases that isn’t really possible. Mostly there are still applications which become very fuzzy with a latency above 30 ms between service and user.
To resolve that gap and reduce the systems on premises to a minimum and save as much money as possible, I started to place Windows Hyper-V Servers with Storage Spaces in the office were I needed lower latency.
At the end we are able to reduce the needed infrastructure to at least two servers, two switches and one router or firewall. I personally call those pieces of hardware “Cache Zone”. The picture below shows a schematic view.
With that I’m able to place services on prem. and cover them via redundancy in the cloud. Currently I have a list of a few basic services like Domain Controller, File Servers, Print Servers or internal Webservers. For the covering of File Servers you can find my post here.
So how does it look like, first you need to connect your office with your cloud provider, either via VPN, MPLS or with some services via HTTPS or other direct services via the internet. You place one partner for example a Domain Controller on prem. the other ones are placed in the cloud.
That’s nearly everything you need. If you use Windows Server 2016 Datacenter for the host, you have also all licenses you need for the features of the virtual machines like Storage Replication.
As server systems, I currently have some small systems von Secure Guard in my testlab.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.