If you have found yourself thinking…

“Changing our existing apps to run on PaaS is going to require a lot of refactoring. We want to run our applications in the Cloud as-is.”

“We cannot migrate to Azure SQL Database because our database relies on SQL CLR-based stored procedures. We want to use a full version of SQL Server.”

“We want the Cloud to be a seamless extension of our data center, not a walled garden. We want to use our existing IT setup and tools (AD, SCOM etc.) to manage the on-premises and Cloud-based applications.”

…then our upcoming Introduction to Windows Azure IaaS session is for you.

This free half-day session is for anyone who wants to better understand the recently-announced Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering. After a brief overview of the Azure Platform as a Service (PaaS) model, we will focus on key IaaS concepts. Additionally, we will walk you through a number of scenarios enabled by Azure IaaS and several demonstrations.


  • Overview of Windows Azure Platform
  • Azure IaaS
  • Why IaaS?
  • Scenarios
  • Supported Applications
  • IaaS Core Concepts
  • Azure Virtual Machine
  • Disks & Images
  • Persistence
  • Disk Mobility
  • Image Library
  • VM export / Import
  • Grouping
  • Availability
  • Azure Virtual Network
  • VPN Tunnel
  • Review of competing IaaS offerings, including AWS and Rackspace.

Suggested Background Reading:

20 Things That May be “Clouding” Your Choice About the Cloud…But Shouldn’t

Windows Azure Spring 2012 Release: Four Scenarios in the Hybrid Cloud


Jack O’Connell, Infrastructure Architect
Vishwas Lele, Application Architect

Where & When:

September 12, 2012
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Microsoft Corporation
5404 Wisconsin Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Click here to register for this event.