Get Started with Windows Azure IaaS

We are pleased to announce the availability of accelerated workshop sessions to help our clients take full advantage of Microsoft’s General Availability release of Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).  Hanu’s Windows Azure IaaS Accelerator Workshops, in 3 and 5 day options, will help your IT professionals understand and implement the Hybrid Cloud scenarios enabled by Microsoft’s latest release.

The IaaS Accelerator Workshops delivered by Hanu’s cloud experts will give IT professionals a comprehensive understanding of Windows Azure IaaS deployment and management. Both 3- and 5-day workshops include the following sessions:

Day 1

  • Customer onboarding through EA Portal configuration or Trial Subscription setup
  • Lead Customer thru Discovery Process and Document Customer Environment & Goals
  • Windows Azure education modules:
    • IaaS Overview
    • Storage
    • Networking (VNET, DNS & VPN)

Day 2

  • IaaS Deployment Planning
  • Perform a basic IaaS Implementation
  • WA Active Directory Deployment, or
  • Integration with On- premise Active Directory
  • Windows Azure education modules:
    • Identity & Access
    • WA Active Directory
    • Data Management

Day 3

  • VM Backup and restore Planning & Deployment
  • Hybrid Cloud setup with on- premise Windows Server 2012
  • Assist Customer in Creating and Managing a Linux VM
  • Windows Azure education modules:
    • SQL Server on WA IaaS
    • SharePoint on WA IaaS
    • Monitoring and Management with System Center

Day 4 & 5

The 5-day workshops include specialized workshop sessions on cloud deployment of System Center 2012, SQl Server 2012 or SharePoint 2013. Choose the sessions that apply to your organization’s requirements:

  • System Center 2012: In depth workshop explains how to apply System Center 2012 to the Windows Azure environment. Topics will include Management Certificates, App Controller 2012, Orchestrator 2012 and more.
  • SQL Server 2012: Workshop will provide a thorough overview of SQL Server 2012 deployment on Windows Azure – from planning through migrations through disaster recovery.
  • SharePoint 2013: In depth workshop will cover how to deploy SharePoint on Windows Azure, including server farm management, business intelligence, virtual networks and more.

To find out more about Hanu’s IaaS Accelerator Workshops, please contact Vikram Bhatia at or 425.284.3094.