Redesign for the cloud: Building a cloud-first network at Microsoft
Transitioning to the cloud? Adopting cloud technology requires that you support legacy applications as well as new application models for cloud computing—like platform as a service (PaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and software as a service (SaaS). Listen in as our experts talk about how we evaluated our network and redesigned our infrastructure to support the cloud-first, mobile-first culture at Microsoft.
These questions — and more — are discussed during this session:
- [30:45] How do you distinguish between managed and unmanaged clients?
- [31:50] For EHC, what are the primary benefits of platform as a service over infrastructure as a service?
- [32:42] For an attribute-based security policy, what kind of attributes are you looking for and what tools are you using to create those attributes?
- [34:36] For EHC, what if your back-end application never migrates to platform as a service? Are there implications in that constraint?
- [35:29] For EHC, are you stuck between choosing PaaS or IaaS? Is it one or the other?
- [36:35] What sorts of services and workloads are going to remain private and on-premises at Microsoft, and does this conflict with our cloud-first, mobile-first goals to move services to the internet?
- [38:12] What are the advantages of EHC over other hybrid connectivity options?
- [40:52] Is your future state a completely parameter-less network? And if so, where does all that security monitoring and policy go?
- [43:32] For EHC, what about outbound needs from a private domain to Azure to the Internet. Do you manage outbound connectivity as well?
- [46:34] Are there manageability and security differences as you move clients and their resources to the Internet?
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