Learn about the design and architecture decisions of a multi-thousand user Microsoft Server 2012 VDI/RDSH deployment. From Server, Storage, Networking down to the Client, this session provides an overview of the overall solution architecture based on Dell Active Infrastructure. Dell Active Infrastructure delivers modular and automated converged infrastructure solutions combining Servers, Storage, Networking and Infrastructure Management into an integrated and optimized system for Microsoft Server 2012 Desktop Virtualization workloads. Also learn about the design decisions around CPU, Memory and Storage that led to the Reference Architecture. Highlights of this session include: Deployment choices from Proof of Concept to large scale production: Dell’s 10 Seat Proof of Concept Solution to a “Datacenter in a Box” with Dell VRTX; Architectural choices and decision points for a scalable, multi-thousand user Microsoft Desktop Virtualization deployment: “Why does the Reference Architecture look like this?”; Storage sizing and guidance for various Desktop Virtualization workloads and user types: ”Let’s talk about IOPS”; Impact of Virtualized Graphics with Hyper-V on the performance and sizing of Microsoft Server 2012 Desktop Virtualization: “Do GPU’s matter?”; and Live demonstration of the management console and the Windows 8 VDI Remote FX experience “How do I manage this and what is the user experience like?”
Windows Azure has grown tremendously since its first release in 2009. The last 15 months especially have seen an enormous amount of activity to make available more core computing services and higher level services across the Windows Azure platform. We have also "cloud-enabled" things like Active Directory and BizTalk while simultaneously releasing updates to the entire platform on a schedule never before seen at Microsoft. In this session we will get an update to the State of Azure with the very latest releases that have come for Windows Azure as well as a look to the future for where we are headed as a cloud platform.