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#Microsoft Azure Virtual Datacenter Guidance Whitepaper Available #Cloud #Security #Azure

Overview Azure Virtual Datacenter is an approach to making the most of the Azure cloud platform’s capabilities while respecting your existing security and networking policies. When deploying enterprise workloads to the cloud, IT organizations and business units must balance governance with developer agility. Azure Virtual Datacenter provides models to achieve this balance with an emphasis on governance. Deploying workloads to the cloud introduces the need to develop and maintain trust in the cloud to the same degree you trust your existing datacenters. The first model of Azure Virtual Datacenter guidance is designed to bridge that need through a locked-down approach to virtual infrastructures. This approach isn’t for everyone. It’s specifically designed to guide enterprise IT groups in extending their on-premises infrastructure to the Azure public cloud. We call this approach the trusted datacenter extension model. Over time, several other models will be offered, including those that allow secure Internet access directly from a virtual datacenter.

In the Azure Virtual Datacenter model, you can apply isolation policies, make the cloud more like the physical datacenters you know, and achieve the levels of security and trust you need. Four components any enterprise IT team would recognize make it possible: software-defined networking, encryption, identity management, and the Azure platform’s underlying compliance standards and certifications. These four are key to making a virtual datacenter a trusted extension of your existing infrastructure investment. Central to this model is the idea that your cloud infrastructure has isolation boundaries that can be thought of as your corporate namespace. Think of it as your isolated cloud within Azure. Within this virtual boundary, security controls, network policies, and compliance come together, providing you with an IT infrastructure on Azure capable of securely integrating cloud resources with your existing on-premises datacenter. You can deploy new virtual workspaces in the virtual datacenter much as you would deploy additional capacity to your physical datacenter. These virtual workspaces are self-contained

Environments where workloads can run independently, and workload teams can get workspace specific access. Workspaces enable teams to build solutions and manage workloads with great freedom while adhering to the overall access and security policies defined in the central IT infrastructure. This guide is intended for enterprise IT architects and executives. Using the lens of the physical datacenter, the guide discusses an approach to designing secure, trusted virtual datacenters on the Azure platform. Azure Virtual Datacenter is not a specific product or service but rather a way to think about cloud infrastructures. It offers proven practices and guidance to help smooth your migration to the cloud. At the end of this guide, you can learn about the upcoming Virtual Datacenter Automation guidance. This guidance includes a collection of scripts and Azure Resource Manager templates that will help you build an Azure Virtual Datacenter using the trusted extension model.

You can download this Awesome Microsoft whitepaper Azure Virtual Datacenter here

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Cross-Blogpost Microsoft #AzureStack Developer Kit (ASDK) in the Classroom #MVPbuzz for #Education

Azure Stack in the Classroom for Education

 


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JOIN #Microsoft Ignite 2017 Event and Download the Mobile App #Ignite #Ignite2017 @MS_Ignite

The Microsoft Ignite 2017 App s available

You can download the Microsoft Ignite 2017 App for your Mobile here

Don’t miss this Great Microsoft Ignite 2017 Event in Orlando Florida September 25-29, 2017 and Register for the last passes here

Have a look at the session Catalog and Choose your favorite topics at Microsoft Ignite 2017 here

Have lot’s of Fun and Great sessions to LEARN from with Awesome new Microsoft Technology !
#MVPbuzz

Follow Microsoft Ignite on Twitter => @MS_Ignite


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#Microsoft Azure #DataScience VM (DSVM) on Windows Server 2016 in the #Cloud #Azure #DSVM

The Microsoft Data Science Virtual Machine (DSVM) is a powerful data science development environment that enables you to perform various data exploration and modeling tasks. The environment comes already built and bundled with several popular data analytics tools that make it easy to get started quickly with your analysis for On-premises, Cloud or hybrid deployments. The DSVM works closely with many Azure services and is able to read and process data that is already stored on Azure, in Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Azure Data Lake, Azure Storage, or in Azure Cosmos DB. It can also leverage other analytics tools such as Azure Machine Learning and Azure Data Factory.

You can Choose which OS you Like.

The ‘Data Science Virtual Machine (DSVM)’ is a ‘Windows Server 2016 with Containers’ VM & includes popular tools for data exploration, analysis, modeling & development.

Highlights:

Tools for ML model operationalization as web services in the cloud, using Azure ML or Microsoft R Server.

Creating the Azure DSVM with Windows Server 2016

I use this Azure DSVM for testing and I will enable Auto-Shutdown Scheduler
(to save money)

The following software is by default installed in the Azure DSVM :

My Azure Data Science Virtual Machine in the Cloud 😉

From here you can configure your Data Management Gateway.

Microsoft Data Management Gateway connects on-premises data sources to cloud services for consumption. With Microsoft cloud services, such as Power BI for Office 365 and Azure Data Factory you get benefits including fast deployment, low maintenance cost, and flexible billing model while keeping your enterprise data on-premises. With Data Management Gateway, you can connect on-premises data to cloud services in a secure and managed way, to respond more quickly to changing business needs with a flexible, hybrid cloud platform. You can benefit from Microsoft cloud services while you keep your business running with the on-premises data.

More information about the Data Management Gateway :

Microsoft Data Management Gateway Overview

Running Azure Data Science VM

Portal Overview of the Azure DSVM

From the Microsoft Azure Portal you can add Resource Extensions to your Azure Data Science VM.

From here you can add the following Extensions :

Here you can find more Technical information about Microsoft Azure Data Science Virtual Machine :

Introduction to the cloud-based Data Science Virtual Machine for Linux and Windows

Azure Data Science Virtual Machine on GitHub

Microsoft Azure Data Science Virtual Machine forum

Follow the #DSVM on Twitter

Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in Data Science


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CrossBlogPost Microsoft #AzureStack TP3 in the Classroom for Students #Education #DellEMC


Microsoft Azure Stack in the Classroom for Students

Today Microsoft Azure Cloud technology is really going fast with Great innovations for people and their businesses to evolve in what they can do best in a real world.
To Learn these new fast going technologies is a challenge for teachers and students on school. I did some Azure workshops for students at Microsoft Netherlands, and when they have an
Azure subscription active they see and learn all the possibilities in the Cloud. ICT teachers and students love to work with Microsoft Azure Cloud technologies, making virtual machines
and upload their own images to work with. Learning how to develop applications and make them active in the Cloud for Mobile devices. The possibilities in Microsoft azure are endless for
Education, making training courses online, prepare online practical exams and much more. A lot of schools have Microsoft Imagine subscription to use great software of Microsoft, and for developers
there is also an Imagine Azure subscription available with Awesome Features available for Free. For ICT teachers and students who need Azure Cloud services with compute, vnet, Storage for virtual disk
images is also possible but you have to pay as you go and we know that Education and students don’t have enough money for that to learn awesome new technologies like Microsoft Azure.

With this knowledge we asked Dell EMC to support us in our Journey with Microsoft Azure Stack POC Single Server appliance ( Dell PowerEdge R630) to get the
Awesome Microsoft Azure technology in the Classroom for teachers and students to learn Cloud services.
Pim Langeveld (ICT Teacher at ROC van Amsterdam) and I made a blogsite for our Journey with Microsoft Azure Stack in the Classroom.

Here you find our AzureStack for Education Blog : https://azurestackblog.wordpress.com

Have a Look 😉

As an Microsoft MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management I will help my friend Pim Langeveld and Education to get Microsoft Azure technology in the Classroom for Students in my free time by
doing Microsoft Azure Stack workshops and together we will make an Awesome Journey with the learning students.


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Learning #IoT Coding with #Fritzing Emulator is Cool for #Education

Fritzing is an open-source hardware initiative that makes electronics accessible as a creative material for anyone. They offer a software tool, a community website and services in the spirit of Processing and Arduino, fostering a creative ecosystem that allows users to document their prototypes, share them with others, teach electronics in a classroom, and layout and manufacture professional pcbs.

You can download the Free Fritzing software here


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Happy Learning with #Microsoft Self Paced LABS Online #Education #Azure #Winserv #SDN #SQL #Cloud

STEP 1

Here you go to the Microsoft Self-Paced-LABS

STEP 2

Happy Learning with your online LAB