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Step-by-Step: File Server Disaster Recovery in the Clouds with Windows Azure and Windows Server 2012 R2
File servers are a key foundational workload in most organizations. In addition to providing shared folders for document collaboration, storage and archiving, they can also serve as a data repository for other key business applications. As such, file servers are a kind of “network utility”...
20 Feb 2014
Step-by-Step: Perform Cloud Restores of Windows Azure Virtual Machines using PowerShell - Part 2
Backup and restore of Windows Azure virtual machines has been a hot topic lately in the events that I’ve been delivering. A few days ago, I published Part 1 of a two-part series on this topic on the Hey, Scripting Guy! blog that covers the first part of the process: safely backing up Windows Azure...
17 Feb 2014
Step-by-Step: Tired of Tapes? Backup your SQL Databases to the Cloud! [ 20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services ]
This month, my fellow IT Pro Technical Evangelists and I are authoring a new articles series on 20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services . You can catch the full series at http://aka.ms/CloudTop20 . In today's article in this series, we'll discuss backup of SQL databases and logs...
3 May 2013
Step-by-step: Planning RPO and WAN Bandwidth for Hyper-V Replica in Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 and the FREE Hyper-V Server 2012 include Hyper-V Replica as a new disaster recovery feature for site-level outages. Hyper-V Replica provides asynchronous host-to-host replication between sites for Virtual Machines. For more details on implementing and automating disaster recovery...
15 Oct 2012
Guided Hands-on Lab: Planning Disaster Recovery Capacity for Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Replica
Throughout our Disaster Recovery Planning Series for IT Pros this month, we've been discussing the steps involved in planning an effective Disaster Recovery strategy ... And planning for the additional capacity needed to implement a successful DR plan is certainly an important part of that process...
27 Feb 2014
Walkthrough: Protecting Private Clouds with System Center 2012 SP1 Data Protection Manager
In this episode of our Build Your Private Cloud in a Month series, Yung Chou and I show how to protect Private Cloud workloads using System Center 2012 SP1 Data Protection Manager and also demo how to integrate DPM with VMM for seamless backup of VMs even if they’ve been Live Migrated to different virtualization...
29 Apr 2013
Automated Disaster Recovery Testing and Failover with Hyper-V Replica and PowerShell 3.0 for FREE!
Hyper-V Replica is a new built-in feature of both Windows Server 2012 and our FREE Hyper-V Server 2012 products. Hyper-V Replica enables Hyper-V hosts or clusters to enable distance replication of running VMs to remote Hyper-V hosts over a standard IP WAN connection. It provides a very cost-effective...
5 Oct 2012
Guided Hands-on Lab: Deliver Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) with Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager (HRM)
Implementing an effective Disaster Recovery and Business Continuance plan can be a really complicated and expensive ordeal for some Private Clouds. In many cases, competing solutions either don't meet the Recovery Point Objectives ( RPO ) that an organization may require, or they are super-expensive...
24 Feb 2014
About the Author ...
is a Senior Technical Evangelist at Microsoft focused on Windows Infrastructure, Data Center Virtualization, Systems Management and Private Cloud. 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 IT Pros worldwide on design of enterprise technology solutions.
Keith is currently certified on several Microsoft technologies, including Private Cloud, System Center, Hyper-V, Windows, Windows Server, SharePoint and Exchange. He also holds other industry certifications from VMware, IBM, Cisco, Citrix, HP, CheckPoint, CompTIA and Interwoven.
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