The decision to deploy cloud computing is a strategic one. Many organizations are curious to learn more about their IT environments and evaluate whether deploying cloud services is appropriate.
NEW – [free] Cloud Security Readiness Tool
Take a short survey that assesses your current IT environment with regard to systems, processes, and productivity. The survey information creates a custom non-commercial report that provides recommendations on your IT state and helps you evaluate the benefits of cloud computing.
An Introduction to Designing Reliable Cloud Services
Learn what Microsoft is thinking about cloud service reliability and how organizations can work together to improve it.
Deploying Highly Available and Secure Cloud Solutions
This whitepaper provides insight on deploying robust cloud solutions to maintain highly available and secure client connections. It highlights real-world examples to discuss scalability issues.
The Microsoft Approach to Cloud Transparency
Learn how Microsoft is using the cloud-specific framework of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), known as the Security, Trust & Assurance Registry (STAR) for its cloud solutions.
using a well thought-out controls framework, organizations can avoid most of the costs related to engaging outside expertise for selecting an appropriate cloud provider, and rely instead on combined efforts that represent years of expertise in the field.
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Author: Robert Smit [MVP]
Robert Smit is Senior Technical Evangelist and is a current Microsoft MVP in Clustering as of 2009.
Robert has over 20 years experience in IT with experience in the educational, health-care and finance industries.
Robert’s past IT experience in the trenches of IT gives him the knowledge and insight that allows him to communicate effectively with IT professionals
who are trying to address real concerns around business continuity, disaster recovery and regulatory compliance issues. Robert holds the following certifications:
MCT - Microsoft Certified Trainer, MCTS - Windows Server Virtualization, MCSE, MCSA and MCPS. He is an active participant in the Microsoft newsgroup community and is currently focused on Hyper-V, Failover Clustering, SQL Server, Azure and all things related to Cloud Computing and Infrastructure Optimalization.
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Robert is also capable of transferring his knowledge to others which is a rare feature in the field of IT. He makes a point of not only solving issues but also of giving on the job training of his colleagues.
A customer says " Robert has been a big influence on our technical staff and I have to come to know him as a brilliant specialist concerning Microsoft Products. He was Capable with his in-depth knowledge of Microsoft products to troubleshoot problems and develop our infrastructure to a higher level. I would certainly hire him again in the future. "
Details of the Recommendation: "I have been coordinating with Robert implementing a very complex system. Although he was primarily a Microsoft infrastructure specialist; he was able to understand and debug .Net based complext Windows applications and websites. His input to improve performance of applications proved very helpful for the success of our project
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