Cloud Integrated Storage: StorSimple
StorSimple cloud-integrated storage provides primary storage, backup, archive, and disaster recovery, combined with Windows Azure. This allows you to optimize total storage costs and increase data protection and service agility. With StorSimple, you can integrate the public cloud with on-premises storage to reduce datacenter infrastructure complexity, maximize data protection, reduce overall storage total cost of ownership (TCO) by 60-80%, and provision storage more rapidly to reclaim IT time cycles
|Users are tech-savvy and will not tolerate digital limits
in terms of pricing, timing or functionality.
They expect the digital dots to be joined
- How is it possible to find an equilibrium between the IT consumers’ needs for privacy and security?
- How can we balance user enablement plus meeting the consumer requirements?
- How can we keep the end users productive?
- How can we keep corporate data protected?
- How can we stay compliant with regulatory compliance standards across all devices, whilst maintaining a consistent user experience?
- How can we achieve these objectives in a dynamic, fluctuating 24/7/365 world?
- How can we encourage people to self-service data wherever possible?
System Center 2012 R2
System Center 2012 R2 delivers unified management across on-premises, service provider, and Windows Azure environments, thereby enabling the Microsoft Cloud OS. System Center 2012 R2 offers exciting new features and enhancements across infrastructure provisioning, infrastructure monitoring, application performance monitoring, automation and self-service, and IT service management.
· See how System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and Windows Intune helps manage users and their devices
System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and Windows Intune
With System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, you can keep software up-to-date, set security policies, and monitor status while giving your users access to preferred applications from the devices they choose.
Extend your on-premises Configuration Manager solution to the cloud by integrating Windows Intune to enable remote, mobile, and branch office employees to use the devices that best fit their needs.
System Center Configuration Manager with Windows Intune
You can use System Center Configuration Manager together with Windows Intune to manage a broad array of PCs and devices covering Windows, Windows RT, Macs, Windows Phone, Apple iOS and Android. This release of Configuration Manager and Windows Intune supports large deployments on a single management infrastructure.
Windows Intune “stand-alone” (cloud-only) configuration
The web-based administration console in Windows Intune provides simplified management of client computers in your organization, including Windows, Windows RT, Windows Phone 8, Apple iOS, and Android devices. You can upload and publish software packages, manage policy, and track computer inventory without on-premises infrastructure.
Windows Server 2012 R2
At the heart of the Microsoft Cloud OS vision, Windows Server 2012 R2 brings Microsoft’s experience delivering global-scale cloud services into your infrastructure with new features and enhancements in virtualization, management, storage, networking, virtual desktop infrastructure, access and information protection, the web and application platform, and more.
SQLRelay and Cloud OS Relay are joining forces at Hemel Hempstead for a great, free day of training! This will be held on 15th November at Shendish Manor, which is in Hemel Hempstead.
As featured on TechNet, we will be having a SQL Server track and a separate Infrastructure track, which is dedicated to Infrastructure specialists. If you are a Windows Server 2012 or a Systems Centre 2012 technical person, then this Infrastructure-track is focused at you.
For the SQL Server 2012 track, the Agenda is here:
|09:30||10:00||Microsoft Keynote and Q&A|
|10:00||10:50||Scott Kline – Microsoft SQL Server In-Memory OLTP Deep Dive|
|11:10||12:00||Chris Harris (Hortonworks) – Hadoop as an Enterprise Data Platform|
|12:00||12:50||Allan Mitchell – Making the most of your Azure data with Pig and Hive|
|12:50||13:30||A free lunch will be provided for you|
|13:30||14:25||Denny Cherry – Table Indexing for the .NET developer|
|14:25||15:20||Tony Rogerson – SQL Server 2014 Hekaton Deep Dive|
|15:40||16:35||Jen Stirrup – From Data Source to Secret Sauce – Powering and Visualising your Data with Power BI|
If you’d like to register for this, please click here.
See you there!
The topic focuses on some data visualisation theory, an overview of Big Data and finalises the Microsoft distribution of Hadoop. I will try to record the demo as part of a PASS Business Intelligence Virtual Chapter online webinar at some point, so please watch this space.
I hope you enjoy and I look forward to your feedback.
- You’ve watched the Apprentice with Donald Trump and Lord Alan Sugar. You know that the Project Manager is usually the one gets fired.
- You’ve heard that Business Intelligence projects are prone to failure.
- You know that a quick Bing search for ‘why do Business Intelligence projects fail?’ produces a search result of 25 million hits!
- Despite all this… you’re now Business Intelligence Project Manager – now what do you do?
I run HUGSS, a SQL Server user group in Hertfordshire. I’ve taken my son on the odd occasion, and he sits really nicely, reads quietly whilst the adults are talking, and eats as much as he gets his hands on. We are a very small group at the moment, and so far, nobody has minded too much.
For those of you who haven’t worked it out already, I’m a single mother and have been for a good while now. I play mum and dad. For me, the hardest bit of being a parent is “teaching your child how to walk, and then teaching them how to walk away”. I didn’t set out to be a single mum and it wasn’t the life that I had planned for myself, but we are where we are. I do the best mum and dad combined roles that I can do. I love my job, I love the sqlfamily that I come across, and most of all, I am blessed, really blessed, to have a smart, wise, loving little boy in my life with a big generous heart and wonderful chuckle who opens my eyes and teaches me something new every day. He loves cuddles and TS Eliot poems about cats. He loves soldiers, Nerf, lego, iCarly, Hallowe’en, ice cream with sprinkles on top and loves being read limerick poems. I count myself lucky each and every day. I want more than anything to make his dreams come true and give him the brightest, best future that is in my power to do so.
So, in my role of mum and dad, I used to worry what people would think of me as a ‘single mum at a tech conference’ as an attendee, presenter or organiser. There tends to be less female attendees, and I wonder what percentage of those are in my demographic. I then wondered if perhaps other women worried as I did, that I would be odd-one-out. Then it struck me that perhaps, by sharing my story, that perhaps other women who share my life experiences might realise that actually, it isn’t an issue. People accept you for who you are. Community is community. I believe one hundred percent that there is no community as welcoming as the ‘sqlfamily’ and I have found my ‘home’ there. You already have a shared passion for tech and everybody is learning, and if I can do this, anybody can.
Otherwise, I’ve never taken him to a larger conference and we are both not ready to do that. I think that it would be too much for him (he is only 8, after all!). I’m a mum before anything else, and I’d be fully involved looking after him than I would in doing community work or helping people with SQL Server or BI questions. When he is older and might benefit from the experience, such as doing computing science at secondary school, then I might be more inclined to take him so that he can be inspired by meeting some of the brightest minds in tech at sql server conferences, for example.
Normally I try to keep my family life separate from my professional and community life, but Tim’s blog celebrated family and technology, and inspired me to write a little so I’ve shared a few thoughts here. My experiences and opinions will be different from other people’s, but I had hoped that these thoughts might help someone somewhere.
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