Who better than Corey Sanders to take us through the nuts and bolts of what Azure IaaS is and how it works for IT professionals. Corey leads the team that designed and created Azure IaaS and is very passionate about all that it can do. He will move rapidly from the fundamentals to advanced configurations and how to use and interact with your environment.
Mark Russinovich will share his vision on what Azure is today and where Microsoft is taking it in the future. As one of the most trusted Technical Fellows at Microsoft and with his new role as CTO for Azure, Mark has a unique perspective of how Azure is architected and what individuals can do to get the most out of this platform.
Note: at [12:20] we referenced DataStax being on Hadoop. In actual fact DataStax is based on Apache Cassandra (http://cassandra.apache.org/), an open source NOSQL distributed database management system, highly optimized for clusters spanning multiple datacenters, with asynchronous masterless replication allowing low latency operations for all clients.