Day 3 – Infrastructure, on-premises and in the cloud
With the almost continuous updates of our cloud infrastructure and the innovation that is coming just around the corner it can be really tough to find the time to keep up. Day 3 has been designed to look at some of the technology you should be trying out for yourself with regards to Microsoft infrastructure: Regardless of how much you think you know there still will be opportunities to learn from Microsoft experts who are creating the future!
Datacenter Infrastructure Fundamentals
With Windows Server 2016, Microsoft is bringing to market new innovations across virtualization, storage and networking, to enable you to transform and modernize your datacenter. From unique security capabilities with Shielded Virtual Machines, hyperconverged storage with Storage Spaces Direct, and comprehensive software-defined networking, in this session, you’ll learn about each of those and more, as we bring you up to speed with the key infrastructure enhancements in this release.
As customers adopt modern applications and next-generation cloud technologies, they need an OS that delivers speed, agility and lower resource consumption. Nano Server is a deeply refactored version of Windows Server with a small footprint and remotely managed installation, optimized for the cloud and a DevOps workflow. It is designed for fewer patch and update events, faster restarts, better resource utilization and tighter security. This session will bring you up to speed with everything Nano Server related!
There’s no denying that virtualization has dramatically changed the datacenter. Virtualization however, is not without its limitations, and it is not ideal for all use cases. Containerization takes virtualization to the next level. In many ways containerization is an evolution of virtualization, and some would argue that the lines between the two are blurry and semantic. This session will help you understand all about Windows Server and Hyper-V Containers, and along with how we’re integrating with the Container ecosystem, with partnerships like Docker.
Operations Management Suite
The Microsoft Operations Management Suite is the IT management solution for the era of the cloud; a single solution, built to manage your entire enterprise environment regardless of location, operating system, hypervisors, or cloud provider choices. The Operations Management Suite manages your Windows and Linux workloads across your datacenter, Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), OpenStack, and VMware environments, incorporating cloud-scale resources to unlock new, faster ways to solve and prevent problems building. In this session, you’ll learn how the Operations Management Suite delivers a unified IT management solution that enables you gain deep visibility, automate, protect and secure your key workloads, no matter where they are.
Are you new to Microsoft Azure? If you’re an experienced IT Pro, and you want to know more about Microsoft Azure? This session will help get you up to speed with some of the fundamental elements of the Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure platform that is Microsoft Azure. Topics covered will include Compute, Storage and Networking.
Microsoft Azure Stack
Microsoft Azure Stack brings proven innovation from Microsoft’s hyper-scale public cloud into your datacenter, providing agility and productivity for application owners, flexibility and control for IT, and assurance that corporate assets are protected. Founded on Azure technologies, Microsoft Azure Stack delivers proven software-defined infrastructure for existing and next-generation applications. With advanced compute, networking, storage and security solutions you can unlock new levels of flexibility and performance using industry-standard hardware, on top of which, you can deliver Azure-based IaaS and PaaS services in your datacenter. These services can be customized to meet the needs of your users, using the same self-service experience as Azure to empower your developers through write-once/deploy-anywhere freedom.