Why should an IT-pro spend some time with Windows Azure?
At the PDC 2010, Microsoft announced some news for us as well.
· VM Role
· Windows Azure Connect
· Remote Desktop
· Admin Mode
· Full IIS 7.5
If you already are familiar with Hyper-V and the concept about Private Cloud as far as Microsoft concern, you have a good start. We have also heard some announcements about the next version of System Center Virtual Machine Manager (vNext / 2012). From this perspective we can tell that Microsoft wants us to integrate more with Windows Azure.
One of the great thing about virtualization is that you need to have a decent understanding about every aspect of the eco-system. You need to understand networking, scripting, system administration, databases, security, - yes, almost everything. So to update your skills to also manage Windows Azure from the IT-pros perspective should be practicable.
When it comes to Windows Azure we need to focus on:
· Affinity Groups
We cannot consider us self as unemployed just because we don`t manage the Hypervisor in the cloud.
I`m very exiting about the next version of VMM, and to see what benefits an IT-pro would gain being updated on Windows Azure.
I will share a PowerPoint presentation later for explaining IT-pros about Windows Azure (public cloud) and on-premise (private cloud).