Microsoft Azure public cloud webinar series – register now for February sessions

This is an exciting time for Microsoft, particularly for those of us lucky enough to support our customers on their journey to the cloud. Microsoft Azure is ready for you to leverage as an extension to your Data Centre. As part of this process, in conjunction with a number of our partners we will be holding a series of webinars this February to bring you up to speed on the latest developments, possibilities and opportunities with Microsoft Azure in education.

Webinar dates, topics, and registration below

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With the Public Cloud set to go mainstream in Higher Education this year, many institutions will be carefully considering their options around cloud platform. This can often be a confusing and loathsome process for some and to help we have dedicated even more specialist resource from within Microsoft and from our specialist partners Sol-Tec & Inframon to support the HE sector.

Microsoft Azure holds ‘Official’ Accreditation from the UK government, which means that Azure is now accredited to hold & transact public sector data for business conducted at the OFFICIAL level of Security Classification. Everyone from the University of Oxford, the NHS, through to 57% of the Fortune 500 already consume Azure Services.

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Over the course of February we will be running a series of webinars with the aim of helping you demystify Azure, and make an informed decision about the public cloud. The webinars we currently have scheduled are as follows:

Azure Licensing (Wednesday February 4th 2015 @ 12:30PM)
Join Lync Meeting or join by phone +441189093000 Conference ID: 74690540

StorSimple (Friday February 6th 2015 @ 12:00PM)
Join Lync Meeting or join by phone +441189093000 Conference ID: 7281405

Azure Site Recovery (Friday 13th February 2015 @ 12:00PM)
Registration details TBC

StorSimple (Friday February 20th 2015 @ 12:00PM)
Registration details TBC

Azure Site Recovery (Friday 27th February 2015 @ 12:00PM)
Registration details TBC

We hope to announce some more webinars for February very soon, and will update this blog with new dates as and when they are confirmed.


What to expect in each of the webinars?

Azure Licencing
We will be running two tracks on licensing in Cloud, focusing specifically on Azure. The first Webinar will be taking place on 4/2/15 at 12:30. Please share the Lync conference details with anyone interested.

Cloud services are fundamentally changing how we address business challenges, far more than just virtualized physical servers and appliances; access to a geographically dispersed network requires a different mindset. StorSimple, Microsoft’s hybrid cloud storage platform capitalizes on these advances. StorSimple is a three tier storage appliance using SSD, HDD and the cloud, seamlessly managing the data between on premise and Azure. With cloud storage the 2U and 4U devices offer up to 200TB and 500TB respectively, on a highly resilient platform providing primary and archive storage, offsite backup and DR. It delivers up to a 60% saving against traditional storage costs while managing data growth. StorSimple stands as an excellent storage proposition, the current price promotions from Microsoft make it utterly compelling.

Azure Site Recovery
With Azure Microsoft has developed products from its existing platform and created cloud specific new ones, to accelerate the time to market the latter has tended to come through acquisition. Acquiring InMage in 2014, specifically its Scout product, has enabled the Microsoft to transform Azure Site Recovery from a useful DR tool for the Windows platform into a best of breed business continuity solution. The integration of InMage Scout means that ASR can now protect Hyper-V, VMware and Windows and Linux physical servers. ASR provides automated replication of servers and orchestrated recovery to a secondary location or Microsoft Azure. In addition ASR provides simple DR testing, the ability to temporarily migrate services and, as part of Azure, you will only ever pay for what you are using.

Well be publishing more detailed breakdowns of each webinar and a reminder each week before they commence, so please keep checking back for more in formation.

We look forward to seeing you next week for the first in our series of Microsoft Azure Public CloudWebinars.

Comments (2)

  1. Tom says:

    We are starting to look at cloud services for re housing infras. , looking forward to the series.

  2. Gary says:

    It was indeed a brilliant webinar, look forward to speaking to you directly

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