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TechNet Radio: (Part 1) Open Source + Azure: Building Linux in the Cloud
Keith Mayer and Tommy Patterson kick off a new series today on “ Open Source + Azure ” and in part 1 they cover the building blocks and how to for Linux in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure. [ 2:44 ] Open Source and Microsoft? How does that work? [ 8:11 ] Why should someone pick Azure for their Open...
13 Mar 2015
TechNet Radio: (Part 18) Building Your Hybrid Cloud - Automated Provisioning for Linux in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure
Next up in our ongoing series to “ Build a Hybrid Cloud” Keith Mayer and Andy Syrewicze look at automated provisioning for Linux in the cloud with Microsoft Azure. Tune in as they explore the various ways in which you can automate workloads for Linux in Azure by using either Azure Automation , PowerShell...
28 Feb 2015
Step-by-Step: Automated Provisioning for Linux in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure, XPlat CLI, JSON and Node.js ( Part 2 )
There's lots of tools that can be leveraged for automating Linux workloads on Microsoft Azure , including Azure Automation , PowerShell DSC for Linux , VM Agent Custom Scripts , Cloud-Init , XPlat CLI for Azure , Vagrant , Docker and third-party tools such as Chef and Puppet . Azure provides a wide...
1 Dec 2014
Step-by-Step: Automated Provisioning for Linux in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure, XPlat CLI, JSON and Node.js ( Part 1 )
Since previously publishing the Quick Start Guide for Building Highly Available Linux Servers in the Cloud on Microsoft Azure , several people have asked me about ways in which Linux workload provisioning can be automated with Azure. There's lots of tools that can be leveraged for automating...
24 Nov 2014
Deck and resources: Open Source + Microsoft Azure
Thank you to those who attended my webcast event on Open Source + Microsoft Azure last week. It was a great opportunity to discuss and demonstrate the broad support that's available on the Azure cloud platform for Open Source software solutions! In this article, I'm providing a copy of the deck...
14 Oct 2014
Cloud-to-Cloud: Migrating Ubuntu Linux Virtual Machines to Microsoft Azure from Amazon AWS
A short time ago, I assisted an organization with defining a process for migrating web applications and data running on Ubuntu Linux virtual machines to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform from Amazon AWS. In this article, I’m documenting the general steps we used in an attempt to help other organizations...
7 Oct 2014
Quick Start Guide: Building Highly Available Linux Servers in the Cloud on Microsoft Azure in 12 Steps
Linux is certainly a first-class workload on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, and it's super-easy to get started with Linux + Azure to build a highly available and scalable solution in just a few minutes. To help jump-start your skills on the steps for building Linux server solutions with...
3 Oct 2014
Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud: Cross-Premises Data Mobility with Microsoft Azure StorSimple (Part 10)
This article is part 10 in our continuing blog series on Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud being published by the US IT Pro team at Microsoft. In this article, we’ll discuss enabling “cross-premises data mobility” within a Hybrid Cloud by leveraging a new cloud-enabled...
29 Aug 2014
TechNet Radio: (Part 11) Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud - Bringing Docker Online using PowerShell DSC
Picking up where we last left off, Yung Chou and Keith Mayer continue our Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud series as they welcome Andrew Weiss from Microsoft Consulting Services as they show us how we can manage Docker containers using PowerShell DSC. [ 1:15 ] What is Docker ? [ 4:06 ] How is it relevant...
27 Aug 2014
UPDATE: FREE Hands-on "Virtual Study Halls" with Live Expert Q&A
NEW HOURS! Based on popular demand, we've updated the hours for "Early Experts" Virtual Study Hall assistance - Fridays each week from 11AM to 1PM Eastern Time . - - - - - - - - - - There’s so many cool features to explore in the latest Windows infrastructure offerings that it’s hard...
13 Feb 2013
Step-by-Step: Running FREE Linux Virtual Machines in the Cloud with Windows Azure
The Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering supports running Windows virtual machines and Linux virtual machines in the Cloud. In this article, I provide step-by-step guidance for running a new Linux virtual machine in the cloud using our Windows Azure platform. Linux? That’s...
11 Jan 2013
Step-by-Step: Templating VMs in the Cloud with Windows Azure and PowerShell - 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud - Part 17 of 31
In previous articles in our 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud series, we’ve stepped through the process of building out various lab environments in the cloud, such as Windows Server 2012, SQL Server 2012, SharePoint 2013, Windows 8 App Dev and even Linux, on the Windows Azure cloud platform. ...
17 Jan 2013
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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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