AIS & Microsoft Present: An Introduction to Windows Azure IaaS

If you have found yourself thinking…

“Changing our existing apps to run on PaaS is going to require a lot of refactoring. We want to run our applications in the Cloud as-is.”

“We cannot migrate to Azure SQL Database because our database relies on SQL CLR-based stored procedures. We want to use a full version of SQL Server.”

“We want the Cloud to be a seamless extension of our data center, not a walled garden. We want to use our existing IT setup and tools (AD, SCOM etc.) to manage the on-premises and Cloud-based applications.”

…then our upcoming Introduction to Windows Azure IaaS session is for you.

This free half-day session is for anyone who wants to better understand the recently-announced Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering. After a brief overview of the Azure Platform as a Service (PaaS) model, we will focus on key IaaS concepts. Additionally, we will walk you through a number of scenarios enabled by Azure IaaS and several demonstrations.


  • Overview of Windows Azure Platform
  • Azure IaaS
  • Why IaaS?
  • Scenarios
  • Supported Applications
  • IaaS Core Concepts
  • Azure Virtual Machine
  • Disks & Images
  • Persistence
  • Disk Mobility
  • Image Library
  • VM export / Import
  • Grouping
  • Availability
  • Azure Virtual Network
  • VPN Tunnel
  • Review of competing IaaS offerings, including AWS and Rackspace.

Suggested Background Reading:

20 Things That May be “Clouding” Your Choice About the Cloud…But Shouldn’t

Windows Azure Spring 2012 Release: Four Scenarios in the Hybrid Cloud


Jack O’Connell, Infrastructure Architect
Vishwas Lele, Application Architect

Where & When:

September 12, 2012
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Microsoft Corporation
5404 Wisconsin Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Click here to register for this event.

About Joseph Klein

Working as an Alliance and Market Development Manager for AIS allows Joseph to build marketing programs for a forward thinking innovator in the technology field. AIS is a fast growing and an innovative company, and that environment offers challenges and opportunities for him to create new programs in the markets they serve. As an added dimension, Joseph works with Microsoft and their partner program to bring their ideas and innovations to market as a part of a robust set of services through his work with market development. He has worked for AIS for 5 years.