Data storage market overview: State of the market in 2014

Originally posted on Tech Expectations:
(updated 5/15/14) Data storage is a massive market ($22.5 billion for the 2013 high end storage market alone), and has reached a critical point in its evolution, highlighted by dramatic changes in base technologies, interfaces, and service models. EMC’s recent acquisition of DSSD was another thought-provoking data point. Hardware commoditization and component…

Isolating virtual machines in Windows Azure

Network Isolation Options for Machines in Windows Azure Virtual Networks Application isolation is an important concern in enterprise environments, as enterprise customers seek to protect various environments from unauthorized or unwanted access.  This includes the classic front-end and back-end scenario where machines in a particular back-end network or sub-network may only allow certain clients orContinue reading “Isolating virtual machines in Windows Azure”

ConfigMgr 2012 R2 and Windows Azure Cloud Distribution Point

Source: In order to use a Windows Azure distribution point, you need a few things like a Windows Azure account, Access to internal DNS, a couple of certifcates and 45 minutes. The Azure distribution point can act as a fallback distribution point for your Windows clients and do support most content type. To calculate theContinue reading “ConfigMgr 2012 R2 and Windows Azure Cloud Distribution Point”