Differentiate with Azure Stack

Introduction Many exciting things happened since my two lengthy blogs about the changing cloud landscape, the business aspect and how Azure Stack fits in. Shortly after, I went to the US representing a large HSP at the Azure Stack airlift in Bellevue near Redmond. The airlift provided a large amount of information and covered every aspect of […]

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Let’s talk business: MAS vs WAP

Azure Stack Azure Pack with System Center Availability Targeted for mid-CY2017 as part of an integrated system. Available. Hardware Azure Stack will be part of an integrated out-of-the box hardware solution provided by Dell, HPE and Lenovo. Over time, Microsoft will broaden the ecosystem of supported systems and implementation approaches. Choose your own hardware. Model […]

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Adding and using OS Gallery Items to Azure Stack TP2

In the previous post we added the CentOS 7.2 image to the stack and if you took the PowerShell deployment scenario, we ended up with a gallery item as well (if you did not follow the PowerShell deployment method, don’t worry as it’s not needed to follow along). In this blog, we’ll create a custom […]

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Dive into Microsoft Azure Stack Architecture (part 1)

Hall C1 can take 2,000 people and every one of them was present for Spencer Shepler’s Dive into Microsoft Azure Stack Architecture session. Azure Stack Integrated Systems First picture Spencer showed was of the three Azure Stack integrated systems by HPE, Dell EMC and Lenovo. A must see on the booth of Ignite 2016. Timelines A […]

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Azure Stack Infrastructure Operations and Management

My first session on day 3 of Ignite was Vijay Tewari, Group Product Manager of Azure Stack. An excellent overview was given on how to operate and manage an Azure Stack environment, showing how this works at a much smaller scale than public Azure. Clusters in Azure are not based on Failover Clustering but are […]

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Azure Stack: State of the Union

The second day of Ignite 2016 was a very interesting one and quite diverse. I had selected several sessions on Azure Stack but also Software Defined Networking and Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V. I started with Explore Microsoft Azure Stack “State of the Union” – Foundation 1 by Natalia Mackevicius and ‘actors’ Rupi Sureshkumar and Shriram […]

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