Ah, times ... they are a-changing ... with a rapid move towards embracing hybrid cloud IT scenarios ... that is, IT scenarios that leverage the best of both worlds: the predictability of an on-premises datacenter infrastructure with the cost-effective pay-as-you-go on-demand capacity of a cloud infrastructure platform, such as Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.
Today at MCTDayZero in New Orleans, I had the pleasure of presenting to a group of experienced MCTs ( Microsoft Certified Trainers ) on Leveraging "Cloud" as an MCT. In this article, I've provided a copy of my deck and additional links to resources to help you get started with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.
Download a copy of this deck for offline viewing.
Below is a list of links and resources that you can leverage to get started with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services ...
Do you have suggestions for other hybrid cloud scenarios? Feel free to send them to EarlyExperts@Microsoft.com and we'll evaluate developing additional step-by-step Cloud Lab guides to support.
See you in the Clouds!
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Keith Mayer is a Senior Technical Architect at Microsoft, focused on helping ISV partners leverage the Azure cloud platform. Keith has over 20 years of experience as a technical leader of complex IT projects, in diverse roles, such as Network Engineer, IT Manager, Technical Instructor and Consultant. He has consulted and trained thousands of customers and partners worldwide on design of enterprise technology solutions.
Keith is currently certified on several Microsoft technologies, including Azure, Private Cloud, System Center, Hyper-V, Windows, Windows Server, SharePoint, SQL Server and Exchange. He also holds other industry certifications from VMware, IBM, Cisco, Citrix, HP, CheckPoint, CompTIA and Interwoven.
You can contact Keith online at http://aka.ms/AskKeith.