Simplify Software Defined Networking (SDN) Across Private and Public Clouds

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Software Defined Networking (SDN) provides the speed, agility and flexibility enterprises need to successfully implement digital transformation initiatives.

Until next time, Rob

Windows Admin Center: Tutorial and First Impressions

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For more information, check out my blog post on Windows Admin Center: Strengths, Weaknesses, Enterprise Readiness and Everything Else You Need to Know or go to the Windows Admin Center site for details on how to get started.

Until next time, Rob

Windows Admin Center: Strengths, Weaknesses, Enterprise Readiness and Everything Else You Need to Know

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Windows Admin Center, formerly known as Project Honolulu, provides IT administrators with a unified management interface for Windows Server Management tools that were once only accessible through disparate management tools. To date, Windows Admin Center has over 250,000 unique connection instances across 25,000 customer deployments and over 50,000 downloads.

We’ve been kicking the tires of Windows Admin Center (WAC) for almost a year, when we first got wind of the preview at Microsoft Ignite. Since then, we’ve monitored its progress, evaluated its strengths and weaknesses and taken a look at how it might sit in an enterprise environment. We also considered what organizations would need to complement its functionality.

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Disaster Recovery and Microsoft Azure, an Overview

For business-savvy enterprises, there’s more to using the Microsoft Azure cloud than just adding applications, data and users.

Small- and medium-sized businesses running Azure also must make detailed contingency plans to stay connected to their applications and data if a disaster occurs. Companies should take the time to plan and configure disaster recovery services so they don’t miss a beat if and when problems arise.

Azure makes that easier by providing a range of disaster recovery services that can be set up and kept at the ready, 24-7, to protect business assets and IT infrastructure. Site Recovery replicates workloads running on physical and virtual machines from a primary site to a secondary location. When an outage occurs at a company’s primary site, the workloads automatically fail over to a secondary location, where applications can continue to be accessed. When the primary site returns to service, all work can be transferred back automatically to the main infrastructure.

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Tips to Building a Successful API – Part 3

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If you haven’t read part 1 and part 2 this API series, check the a links on the right 🙂

A successful API is more than a feature; when you view your API as a product, it can be an enabler of your business strategy. Part of the magic of APIs is that creative developers find uses that the API designers never envisioned. If APIs are well designed and easy to use, this can be an enormous benefit and opportunity, turning your service into a platform that can grow in many ways.

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