SharePoint consultants and developers work in projects, and most SharePoint environments are large. As a best practice, the development and test environments should be as equal as possible to the production environment. In reality, SharePoint development and test environments are not as equal as possible. Based on Microsoft Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), we have a chance to get the environment as equal as possible and to speed up projects and reduce project cost from planning through final deployment of hardware requirements on production environments. Consultants can act faster, or shall we say "very fast". This session demonstrates how to use the Microsoft Azure Management Portal, Windows PowerShell or Microsoft System Center to manage many environments like SharePoint farms in Azure and to deploy the 1-n farms via script, to manage more than 100 cores and terra bytes of VHDs on-demand. Learn how to scale your SharePoint environment up and down, and switch off all resources to scale based on your needs on-demand. Learn to load test on-demand in SharePoint on Azure, for better quality in your production environment. At the end of the Session, you'll understand the latest thinking on Infrastructure as a Service for SharePoint, and the difference from standard hosting. We also discuss how to design a SharePoint Farm for Azure IaaS for Scale-up/-down, and out and off. Focusing on SharePoint and SQL Server and BI, we demonstrate the mechanism to enroll large environments in minutes and to bring them into a very low-cost state for non-business hours, based on demand. With this thinking, IT environments like SharePoint are designed for high availability. At the end of session you'll see the cloud and Azure from a new perspective, and see that hosting is not all the time 24x7, with high availability.
Keeping track of all the various resources used by a solution is a daunting task. Azure Resource Manager enables you to group multiple resources into a single logical group. With the ability to save the group as a template, we can reuse it for future solutions. In this session we'll explore how the Azure Resource Manager can be used to better manage our Azure solutions. We'll dive deep into creating resources and manipulating the Resource Manager templates. In the end, you'll be able to unlock new, powerful ways to manage your Azure resources.
In this session, learn how you can size, deploy, and manage Microsoft Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012 R2 with Dell storage-optimized PowerEdge servers and affordable external PowerVault storage. We present different hardware and configuration deployment scenarios for Storage Spaces. You will learn about how to size your VDI pooled and persistent desktops based on Storage spaces.We present real-world Storage Spaces deployments and demonstrate Tiered Spaces with Write Caching and CSV. Come to this session to learn how to deploy a Windows File Server with exceptional $/IOPS and $/GB cost efficiency and best-in-class application performance. See a live demonstration of Storage Space capabilities on Dell PowerVault MD 12XX and MD3060e. Hear best practice guidelines for Storage Spaces solution sizing and performance for VDI workload on tested and certified Dell infrastructure. Learn about customer experiences and see a live demonstration of JBOD hardware monitoring and management.