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The session begins with an overview of Microsoft’s Azure public cloud platform, including some newly released features plus strategies for integrating Azure with onsite hardware and software computing resources as Windows Server 2016. Joe will present a framework to help you design an optimal private, public and/or hybrid cloud strategy for your organization.
His presentation then transitions to Dockers and Containers, which are widely deployed for cloud applications. He starts with a technical assessment of the similarities and differences between a container and a virtual machine, followed by a walk through/demonstration of enabling, creating, deploying and managing Linux and/or Windows containers/dockers/resources. There will be an evaluation of when to use which containers, why and how. FYI, a container is an isolated and portable operating environment, often viewed as the next evolution of virtualization that works at the Operating System (not Hardware) level. It provides a mechanism for IT to deploy services in a portable, repeatable and predictable manner.
Joe will also introduce you to Azure Blockchain as a Service (BaaS). Blockchain is the basis of Cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum, Bitcoin etc., however, extends way beyond these as a framework for Smart Contracts. Blockchain is an emerging way for businesses, industries, and public organizations to almost instantaneously make and verify transactions—streamlining business processes, saving money, and reducing the potential for fraud. At its core, a blockchain is a data structure that’s used to create a digital transaction ledger that, instead of resting with a single provider, is shared among a distributed network of computers.