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The "New Data Center" The New Data Center has arrived. Over the past decade we have seen the migration from physical servers to virtual machines and now to public cloud, private cloud and hybrid cloud. Each of these migrations has taken a similar path. Test, dev and non-critical workloads are the first to make the move. As the technology matures, business critical tier 1 applications eventually make the move as well. At this point the percentage of applications still running directly on physical servers is rapidly declining. As Cloud IaaS technology such as AWS and Azure matures, many companies are moving their tier 1 applications directly to the cloud along with the rest of their infrastructure. Figure 1: The New Data Center This movement to the cloud was predicted by Gartner analyst in October of 2013. "The use of cloud computing is growing, and by 2016 this gro... (more)

Windows Azure Resource Manager (ARM) | @CloudExpo @Azure #Cloud #IoT

Over the past year, Microsoft has been introducing Azure Resource Manager (ARM) as the preferred way to provision and manage resources in its Azure cloud. ARM is the successor to the original Service Management model, also known as "Classic."[1] While Classic will continue to be supported for the foreseeable future, ARM is the preferred deployment model and all new Azure features are being released on ARM only. Here is an overview ARM and the new features it provides. ARM introduces the concept of "Resource Groups" and "Templates." Resource Groups are a simple way to manage and ... (more)