Jaron Burbidge's Blog

My views on Private, Public and Hybrid Cloud Computing

Jaron Burbidge's Blog

  • Windows Azure IT Camps coming this February

    Moving to Hybrid Cloud with Windows Azure Virtual Machines and System Center 2012 R2 Attend this IT Camp and learn how Microsoft’s Cloud OS technologies can provide an elastic infrastructure to transform your IT resources into a datacenter that...
  • Windows Azure now available in Japan

    Today we have announced that our two new regions in Japan are now online and up for you to provision services into The regions are Japan East (Saitama Prefecture) and Japan West (Osaka Prefecture)
  • Exchange Server 2013 on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V performance and scalability report

    ESG Labs have recently completed their performance and scalability report on Exchange Server 2013 running on Windows Server 2012 Summary of the testing is: ESG Lab performed hands-on testing of a virtualized tier-1 Exchange 2013 application workload...
  • Network Virtualisation and Software Defined Networking (SDN)

    With Windows Server 2012, System Center 2012 SP1, and our hardware and software partners, we have a complete end-to-end SDN solution that provides rich manageability, scalability, and flexibility for these cloud networks. Our solution works on existing...
  • TechDays Windows Server 2012: NEW DATES

    Our first two Auckland sessions became fully booked quickly, so we have added two new sessions! Come for lecture-style training, then stay for a few drinks and a networking opportunity. Windows Server 2012 events are coming to over 20 countries - including...
  • 1million IOPS from a Single VM!

    A picture really does say a thousand words. At TechEd Europe last week, we showcased Windows Server 2012 Hyper-v delivering over 1 million IOPS from a single virtual machine!
  • Windows Server 8 : What's it all about?

    Overview When it comes to building a private cloud, offering cloud services, or securely connecting to clouds, organizations want a consistent, integrated approach that helps them solve fundamental business and IT challenges. They also want...
  • Storage Powered by the Cloud Event

    On the 5th November in Auckland and the 6th November in Wellington we are holding an event to show how you can lower costs costs, reduce storage infrastructure sprawl and improve data protection in your datacentre StorSimple (a Microsoft company) is...
  • Windows Server 2012 Licensing. What's changed and what's new.

    On Friday Microsoft announced the new licencing model for Windows Server 2012. The changes bring a lot of clarity and simplicity to the licencing model for Windows Server, and moving from how we do that today this is bound to make a lot of people very...
  • Thoughts on the Cloud

    It is an interesting time for the IT industry right now; a pivotal point in IT history that has a profound effect on our lifestyle. The “Cloud” has reached mainstream status, infiltrating everyday life with offerings from email to minute by...
  • Microsoft moves further into the cloud

    While the other guys have been focused on licensing shenanigans, (three licensing changes in a year...), we have been hard at work delivering the broadest and deepest Windows Server release ever for customers of all sizes full of rich innovation. Today...
  • Ask for Microsoft Hyper-V at your next renewal opportunity

    Dear Reader, You may have been approached to sign long-term license agreements for your virtualization projects. But with the arrival of cloud computing, signing up for a long-term virtualization commitment may lock you into a vendor that cannot provide...
  • Private Cloud Computing: It’s all about the Apps

    It was a big week last week for Microsoft and many of our enterprise IT customers. We hosted the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) in Las Vegas, a sold-out IT conference. The theme of MMS is “You. Empowered,” which is particularly relevant...
  • Windows Azure IT Camp's coming your way!

    Wondering what this Public Cloud is all about? Heard of this thing called Windows Azure, but not really sure what it is and how you can take advantage of its services? Then I have the answer for you .. Windows Azure IT Camp Join us on March 26...
  • The Cloud Computing Opportunity for IT

    Cloud computing will change the traditional role of IT and cement IT’s leadership role in business, making IT the most flexible and manageable part of business costs. “Cloud” is not simply a description of where data and code are located...
  • Downloadable Virtual Machines for System Center 2012 SP1 CTP2 Evaluation Now Available!

    The following Virtual Machines are now available for System Center 2012 SP1 CTP2 evaluation: App Controller : http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30163 Operations Manager : http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx...
  • Windows Server 2012 Hyper-v Final Scalability Figures

    Throughout the development of Windows Server 2012, we have regularly pushed the scale boundaries as test resources and engineering schedule allowed For example, in pushing Hyper-v scale to support up to 64 virtual processors per VM, it isn't just replacing...
  • What's new with Windows Azure

    We recently announced a raft of new capabilities to be delivered with Windows Azure. These new capabilities combine infrastructure and platform services such as: Virtual Machines Infrastructure on your terms. Easily deploy and run Windows Server...