Introducing Cloud Business Directory (CBD)

I am happy to announce the beta release of the Cloud Business Directory (CBD) website. Cloud Business Directory is a world-wide directory of Cloud organizations, companies, enterprises and individuals and a cloud business market search engine. Cloud Business Directory provides you with a smart set of tools to showcase your Cloud business and connect to … Read more

Notable cloud magazines and newsletters

Notable cloud magazines and newsletters

Notable cloud magazines and newsletters I have compiled a collection of notable cloud magazines and newsletters which I would like to share with everyone on this blog. My main topics of interest are the following: Windows Server administration Linux Server administration Microsoft Azure administration Microsoft 365 administration Powershell Reading a magazine or newsletter on the … Read more

Software toolkit for cloud engineers

software toolkit for cloud engineers

Introduction If you are a Cloud engineer or possess a similar technical Cloud related role, you need to ensure that you can automate your daily tasks and better manage your workload. This post serves as a compilation of a software toolkit which I regard to include the most frequently used and most useful software applications … Read more

Microsoft 365 pre-migration checklist

Microsoft 365

Introduction When planning to migrate an organization with existing on-premises infrastructure to the Microsoft 365 Cloud, you need to create a thorough plan before the migration. This article discusses a Microsoft 365 pre-migration checklist which is provided as a template by Microsoft. Microsoft 365 pre-migration checklist Carry out the following tasks to prepare for migrating … Read more

New Azure region in China

Azure region overview

New Azure region in China On March 1st, 2022, a new Azure region in North China was established by Microsoft. This new data center adds the fifth Azure region to the China market and doubles the capacity of Microsoft’s intelligent cloud portfolio in China. Announced in 2012, and officially launched in March 2014 with two … Read more

Cloud skills training programs

cloud education

Introduction One of the most common facts in IT organizations worldwide is the lack of cloud skills of both IT administrators and end users. An increasing number of enterprises are starting to realize the importance of investing in Cloud Computing skills training for their employees. Besides the available third party training solutions and educational organizations, … Read more

World Backup Day

world backup day

World Backup Day – 31st March World Backup Day is a day for people to learn about the increasing role of data in our lives and the importance of regular backups. This independent initiative to raise awareness about backups and data preservation started out on reddit by a couple of concerned users. The World Backup … Read more

Citrix to Be Acquired by Affiliates of Vista Equity Partners and Evergreen Coast Capital for 16.5 Billion USD

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Deployment and Adoption Resource Center

Citrix to Be Acquired by Affiliates of Vista Equity Partners Citrix has announced to its investors that they are going to be acquired by private equity firm “Vista Equity Partners and Evergreen Coast Capital” for the amount of 16.5 billion USD. Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS) (“Citrix”), today announced that it has entered into a … Read more

Comparison of DaaS and VDI services

Azure Virtual Desktop

Desktop As A Service (DaaS) is a broad term which covers remote computing services running in a cloud (private, public or hybrid). In the framework of DaaS services, end-users can utilize virtual apps and virtual desktops running on a cloud infrastructure. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is a very similar concept in which virtual desktop services … Read more

Solution assessment as a Microsoft service

Solution assessment as a Microsoft service

Introduction There is an increasing number of customers around the globe in need of migrating to the Cloud. Implenting a migration project can be challenging and planning/designing the proper migration approach is of paramount importance. Microsoft can offer free solution assessment consulting services to its partner organizations implementing a migration project. Solution assessment as a … Read more

The Microsoft virtual datacenter experience

Microsoft Virtual Datacenter Experience

The Microsoft virtual datacenter experience According to Microsoft, “the cloud is a globally interconnected network of millions of computers in datacenters around the world that work together to store and manage data, run applications and deliver content and services.” Microsoft have created a virtual demonstration and training experience which immerses the public audience into the … Read more

Cloud IT Ops Cisco webinar

Cloud IT Ops

The digital experience has taken on even more importance as organisations transform and increase their investment in cloud infrastructure and services. The dynamic app landscape, multitude tools, clouds, platforms is constantly growing. Discover how IT Ops for a hybrid, multicloud world enhanced with automation and visibility can guide your day-to-day management of your hardware and … Read more

Status page for cloud service providers

status page for cloud service providers

This post is also available in my podcast. Introduction to status pages It is a best practice for every cloud service provider (and more generally any company offering cloud services to end-users, such as an independent cloud software vendor) to operate a Web application called status page, through which to communicate in real time the … Read more

Recommended services for on-prem virtualization infrastructures

This post is also available in my podcast. When deploying an on-premises virtualization infrastructure (which could also be thought of as a private cloud with the sole customer being the enterprise/organization itself) there are services and server roles which should be considered in order to achieve a complete virtualization solution. This article provides an overview … Read more

Windows Virtual Desktop partner integrations

Windows Virtual Desktop partner integrations

The following Microsoft article lists approved partner providers and independent software vendors for Windows Virtual Desktop. Citrix Citrix is an approved provider that offers enterprises centralized hybrid management of virtual apps and desktops workloads in Azure, side by side with on-premises deployments. Citrix Workspace with the Virtual Apps and Desktops service allows users to access … Read more