Join now – Microsoft Azure in HE webinar sessions this Thursday and Friday

This week we are continuing with our Microsoft Azure in Higher Education webinar series, with two sessions covering Azure on Open and Azure Site Recovery. This first session covering Azure on Open will be delivered by Microsoft, while the session on Azure Site Recovery will come from one of our partners.

Join a session

Azure on Open (12:00pm Thursday 12th February 2015)
Join Lync Meeting or join by phone +441189093000 Conference ID: 26016751

Azure Site Recovery (12:00pm Friday 13th February 2015)
Join Lync Meeting or join by phone +441189093000 Conference ID: 69316230


What to expect from each of the sessions?

Azure on Open

Will you be considering the public cloud over the next 5 years? Do you have any remaining budget this fiscal year?

Public Sector departments can commit as little as £100 today giving themselves 5 years to activate the monetary credit. The Microsoft Cloud is ‘Official’ accredited to hold and transact public sector data, legislation is largely on your side.

Join your colleagues in the cloud. You could start with moving physical media to the cloud (3p/GB a Month), refresh your Oracle estate in Azure with the latest Oracle licensing through to a full blown DR replication using one tool and platform for both Hyper-V& VMware. Microsoft Azure is nothing more than an extension to your physical DC. Public Sector departments can commit as little as £100 today giving themselves 5 years to activate the monetary credit. The Azure-in-Open credit can be spread across dozens of services, today the Azure platform offers 200+ services.

The proliferation of Microsoft Cloud services is our future. Join us on Thursday the 12th of February at 12:00PM for 20 minutes to learn more about this unique licensing option.

Azure Site Recovery

This session comes from Gordon McKenna, a ten-year Microsoft System Centre Cloud and Datacentre MVP veteran with over 15 years of experience in the Windows Management space. Currently, Gordon helps run the UK's leading System Centre consultancy Inframon, and has been personally involved in some of the largest System Centre implementations in EMEA.

Gordon’s webinar will look at a number of new offerings available in Microsoft's Azure platform that can help you put together a cost effective and successful Business Continuity solution:

Replacing your standby datacentre with Microsoft Azure and Azure Site Recovery

In this part of the session we will look at the Microsoft's Azure Site Recovery Manager (ASR) solution which will allow you to manage your site to site replication scenarios delivering orchestrated failover in the event of a lights out. ASR not only supports Microsoft replication scenarios within Hyper-V but now supports VMware, Physical servers and Linux and UNIX. Probably one of the most interesting scenarios however is you can now have Microsoft Azure as the target for your replication, this means that you could have a complete copy of your datacentre in Azure with Azure effectively becoming your secondary datacentre, and as you really only pay for storage you do not actually incur compute costs unless you invoke DR, now just think of that cost saving against the cost of running your current datacentre?

Protecting your Organisations Data with Azure and System Center Data Protection Manager

Here we will look predominantly at Tape Vs Cloud backup and will show you how you can not only save considerable costs from moving your long-term backup to cloud from your existing tape based solution but how you also can deliver a quicker and more effective data protection solution for your organisation. We will take you through the new Windows Server Backup (WSB) and also look at the new version of System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) leaving you with a picture of how you can streamline and centralise your long-term backups and take advantage of some of the real cost savings in using a public cloud platform like Azure.

Keeping your users going anywhere and on any platform with Microsoft Azure RemoteApp

Finally we will look at how you can deliver critical business apps securely and remotely from the cloud allowing you to ensure users can connect from any device they may have at home (iPad, tablet, PC) in the event of their office location not being available. Azure RemoteApp, delivers a suite of business apps, over a remote desktop connection bringing "desktop as a service" to your business continuity solution. By combining this with Microsoft's Azure Active Directory Premium and RMS solution you can have the peace of mind that your critical business applications are delivered, securely to your organisations standards (utilising additional security such as Multi-factor authentication), as well as ensuring sensitive company data is controlled and not inadvertently leaked from your organisation.


We hope you can make it to either or both of these sessions on Azure in education, and would welcome any feedback you may have from attending them.

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