Individual humans do not scale very well. Let's face it, we can barely multitask. So with Cloud Computing how do we keep up with the growing demand for maintenance tasks for these "infinitely scalable" assets? The answer is automation. Azure Automation is a highly available automation service which helps you "Automate all the things". Anything from deployments, to monitoring to maintenance tasks can be set up using this reliable workflow execution engine. This presentation covers the fundamentals of the Azure Automation service and provides some insights into how to leverage it with your own solutions.
Security and Compliance are two of the biggest concerns for businesses who are looking to migrate workloads to the public cloud. Businesses can take advantage of Configuration Manager 2012 R2 (ConfigMgr) and Security Compliance Manager (SCM) to keep their Azure VMs in 'green' state while reducing the attack surface and security risks of their VMs. In this session we'll take a look at how to secure your Azure VMs using Endpoint Protection, maintain patch level using ConfigMgr 2012 R2 and how to meet your security compliance requirements using SCM and ConfigMgr Compliance Settings. Presenter: Andreas Wasita (Kloud)_x000D_