Monthly Archives: March 2015

Azure Backup – Application Consistent VM Level Backup

This week Microsoft has announced a new feature for its Azure Backup services. Prior to this you had the choice to backup your Azure IaaS VMs either with the MARS agent or System Center Data Protection Manager to Azure Backup. Both options were limited. The combination of the MARS agent and Azure Backup was only file based. The other combination with DPM was only file based too and with additional Read more [...]

System Center 2012 R2 VMM – Forecasting for Capacity Planning

Ever thought about a forecasting for your on-premises virtualization infrastructure? No? Maybe the reason for that was the only option you had with System Center Virtual Machine Manager and Operations Manager was SQL Server Analysis Services. Yeah you heard right SQL Server Analysis Services. -> But it’s all good now because we good Read more [...]

CeBIT 2015 – onstage at the Microsoft booth

From Monday 16.03.2015 till Friday 20.03.2014 I'm onstage at the Microsoft booth with some of my MVP colleagues. Here are my sessions. Date Time Topic 16.03.2015 09:30 Azure IaaS – What’s in for IT Pros? 17.03.2015 14:30 Windows Azure Pack – VM Role Gallery Items Advanced! 17.03.2015 16:30 Azure IaaS – What’s in for IT Pros? 18.03.2015 16:00 Azure IaaS – What’s in for IT Pros? 19.03.2015 13:00 Azure Read more [...]

Azure like chargeback with System Center & Windows Azure Pack – Part 1

Since the release of Windows Azure Pack a frequently asked question is about the chargeback in Windows Azure Pack. I have heart the question a thousand times why Microsoft does not provide us with the chargeback and billing system from Azure for Windows Azure Pack. The answer is not that easy and I’m not willing to discuss it here in my blog. But I will show you something how you can provide your Read more [...]