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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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Getting Started with Microsoft #Azure Cloud #Security Center


Microsoft Azure Security

With Microsoft Azure Cloud Services you can make a lot of  resources using for your Business. Think about Storage, Compute, Databases, Networks and
applications. Microsoft Azure Security is there to keep your resources and data as save as possible against cybercrime.

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Learn how to use Azure Security Center to get visibility into and control over the security of your Azure resources

Here you see an example of what Azure Security can do for you in the Cloud :

Overview of Azure Security with Advice for better Protection against Cybercrime.

Here you see Storage and Azure SQL Database need attention !

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You can act right away by enabling Auditing & Threat Detection

For prevention you can enable Security data collection on the Virtual Machines.

It’s really easy to start with Microsoft Azure Security Center with the Quick Starts :

You can Read the Azure Security Center planning and operations guide here


Microsoft Azure Security Center gives recommendations on your resources in your Azure subscription

It’s a on-going process to keep your security under control and monitoring the alerts for preventing against Cybercrime or leaking data.

Here you find more resources on Microsoft Azure Security :

Microsoft Technical Azure Security Docs

Microsoft Azure Security Blog

Microsoft Azure Security and Compliance Blog on MSDN

Microsoft Security in Operations Management Suit

Microsoft Technical OMS Security Docs

Who to follow on Social media for Azure Security :

@tshinder

@yuridiogenes

Keep your Cloud resources save with Azure Security !


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Video Security and Compliance in Microsoft #AzureStack #HybridCloud

Learn how Azure Stack adopted the “Assume Breach” and “Hardened by Default” principles to bring state of the art Security and Compliance to the next generation hybrid cloud solution.

Read more about Microsoft Azure Stack POC architecture here


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@MS_Ignite Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 Sessions #Winserv #Sysctr #Ignite2016

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On Monday September 26 – 30, 2016, Microsoft Ignite Event will Kick off ! 🙂

Here you will find the Sessions for

Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016

Microsoft Ignite is Sold Out, but you can Watch it Live !

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microsoft_ignite_2016_atlantaand here you find the Home page of Ignite

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Hybrid management and #Security with Microsoft Operations Management Suite #MSOMS

Getting started with Operations Management Suite Security and Audit Solution for your Hybrid Datacenters

What is OMS?

Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) is Microsoft’s cloud based IT management solution that helps you manage and protect your on-premises and cloud infrastructure. For more information about OMS, read the article Operations Management Suite.

OMS Security and Audit dashboard

The OMS Security and Audit solution provides a comprehensive view into your organization’s IT security posture with built-in search queries for notable issues that require your attention. The Security and Audit dashboard is the home screen for everything related to security in OMS. It provides high-level insight into the security state of your computers. It also includes the ability to view all events from the past 24 hours, seven days or any other custom time frame.

More information to Get started with OMS Security and Audit Solution today to get in control of your Hybrid Datacenters

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13 Effective #Security Controls for ISO 27001 Compliance Whitepaper #Azure #Cloud #AzureStack

Security Controls for ISO 27001

Introduction

Microsoft Azure provides services that can help meet the security, privacy, and compliance needs of Microsoft customers. In addition, Microsoft works with customers to help them understand their responsibilities to protect their data and environment infrastructure after their service has been provisioned. This infrastructure includes applications, data content, virtual machines, access credentials, and compliance issues requirements.

This paper provides insight into how organizations can use thirteen security principles to address critical security and compliance controls, and how these controls can fast track an organization’s ability to meet its compliance obligations using cloud-based services.

The thirteen principles are designed on best practices that are aligned to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 27001, the Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL), and operational security for Microsoft online services.

You can download the Microsoft Whitepaper 13 Effective Security Controls for ISO 27001 Compliance here

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