New MVA Course: Hybrid IT Management Part II – Cloud-Enabled Protection

You may recall a couple of months back, we announced the availability of the first in a series of Microsoft Virtual Academy courses designed to bring you up to speed with Hybrid IT Management. If you’ve forgotten what we mean when we say ‘Hybrid IT Management’, it’s the management, automation and protection of heterogeneous infrastructure, workloads, apps and services, on both Windows and Linux, across any cloud, regardless of whether it’s running in your datacenter, with a service provider, in the public cloud, on platforms such as Azure, or a combination of all of those. Now if that’s not a short definition, I don’t know what is.

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New MVA Course: Hybrid IT Management Part I – Insights, Visibility & Security Analytics

“And the award for the longest blog post title goes to….”

A month or so back, I had the pleasure of spending a couple of hours in the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) studios with Laura Cruz, Program Manager on the System Center and Services team, to work on part 1 of a multi-part series of MVA courses all focused on Hybrid IT Management. “What is Hybrid IT Management?” I hear you ask. Well, at a high level, it’s the management, automation and protection of heterogeneous infrastructure, workloads, apps and services, on both Windows and Linux, across any cloud, regardless of whether it’s running in your datacenter, with a service provider, in the public cloud, on platforms such as Azure, or a combination of all of those.

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New MVA Course – Operational Insights within the Operations Management Suite

A few short days ago, at the first annual mega-conference that is Microsoft Ignite, there were a number of high-profile announcements. One of the announcements that took many people by surprise was around MOMS. Now, I don’t mean your Mom, my Mom (well, Mum where I’m from) or anyone else’s Mom – I mean the Microsoft Operations Management Suite. For those of you who haven’t kept up on the news, MOMS is a combination of technologies that enables you to gain greater levels of insight and control of your IT environment, whether it exists on-premises, in the cloud, or across both. This also applies across Windows Server, Linux, VMware, OpenStack, and across Azure and AWS. Pretty flexible, I’d say.

But, what does it do?

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