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“Lunch Break” deleted scenes:  How to Fix Flat-lining Productivity & Why Azure Stays Competitive

“Lunch Break” deleted scenes: How to Fix Flat-lining Productivity & Why Azure Stays Competitive

Today Season 3 starts to wrap up with the first in a pair of outtakes episodes – it’s all the best stuff we couldn’t fit into the other shows, but it’s just too good to leave on the cutting room floor. In this episode, I talk with Jim Fowler, (CIO, General Electric), Paul Fipps (CIO & EVP, Under...

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The CTO of Azure Talks About Writing Novels & Why Cloud Adoption Keeps Accelerating

The CTO of Azure Talks About Writing Novels & Why Cloud Adoption Keeps Accelerating

After a great first half of our discussion before the holiday break, Mark Russinovich (CTO, Microsoft Azure) and I spend the second part of our drive talking about his successful side-career as a novelist, the amazing rate of public cloud adoption by enterprises over the last year, and we play the “Is This a Real...

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The StorSimple Acquisition: One Year Later

One year ago this week, Microsoft made an investment in the future of cloud computing. This investment was intended to address one of the cloud’s most persistent issues: Enterprise-grade storage. At the time, this investment was a bit of a surprise to some. Then – as now – the storage industry faced one of its...

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TechNet Radio: Talking about how to really “Transform the Datacenter”

Last week I got to sit down with the guys from TechNet Radio and talk about the 2nd big pillar in the What’s New in 2012 R2 series:  Transform the Datacenter. In this episode – which is a follow up to our earlier (and very popular) discussion about PCIT – we get deep on how...

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Using the Cloud to Transform and Unify High Availability, Disaster Recovery, and Data Backup

Back in mid-April, I discussed the importance of data center high availability, and how the cost of data storage is minimal compared to the cost of not being able to access that data. There are a lot of options for creating a highly available system with disaster recovery and data backup protocols – but many...

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Episode 6 of the ‘In the Cloud’ podcast: High Availability

In this episode, I take a look at the topic of high availability, back up, and disaster recovery.  These are incredibly important topics for businesses that depend on consistent access to corporate data, and whose customer base insists on avoiding any downtime.  Regular readers of the blog may remember a similar topic a couple weeks...

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