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Step-by-Step: Extend Your Network to the Cloud with Windows Azure Virtual Networks
New Site-to-Site VPN capabilities enable cost-effective Hybrid Cloud scenarios
By: Keith Mayer
May. 13, 2013 09:00 AM
This month, my fellow IT Pro Technical Evangelists and I are authoring a new articles series on 20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services. You can catch the full series at http://aka.ms/CloudTop20. In today's article in this series, we'll discuss extending our On-premises Datacenter into a Hybrid Network Infrastructure with Windows Server 2012, Windows Azure Virtual Networks and Site-to-Site VPN Tunnels.
Windows Azure Virtual Networks allow us to securely extend our Private Cloud with a hybrid network infrastructure that leverages the best of two worlds: the low-latency and high-bandwidth available with our on-premise datacenter networks with the elastic, pay-as-you-go cloud model of Windows Azure Virtual Networks and Virtual Machines.
Windows Azure Virtual Networks offers the power to open up several cross-premises use case scenarios, including:
But … we need to configure the Virtual Network FIRST … which is what this Guided Hands-on Lab Scenario is all about!
Once configured, a Windows Azure Virtual Network gives us the power as IT Pros to pick where each application workload is hosted – either on-premises or in Windows Azure – based on the network, storage, security and Internet requirements of each application. However, as an interconnected hybrid scenario, we can continue to manage VMs centrally with System Center 2012 SP1 and Windows Server 2012 Server Manager, regardless of where those VMs may really live.
Guided Lab Exercises
Once you’re done, you’ll test the configuration by placing a Windows Azure Virtual Machine on your newly provisioned Virtual Network.
Estimated Completion Time: 15 to 20 minutes
Let’s Get Started!
Guided Lab Tips:
Get the associated 48-Page Step-by-Step Lab Guide for FREE ...
If you'd like a copy of the 48-Page Step-by-Step Lab Guide that is associated with this Guided Hands-on Lab for reference when building our your own virtual networks ... just follow the easy steps below to get it sent to you!
You'll receive an email in response with your 48-Page Lab Guide Attached!
Completed! Now what can I do with a Virtual Network?
And ... while you're at it, be sure to check out the rest of our recent blog article series at:
Are you using Windows Azure Virtual Networks?
Do you have interesting use cases or scenarios that you’re delivering with Windows Azure Virtual Networks? Feel free to leave your comments and feedback below to share across our IT Pro community!
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