Event: Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas (ICUT) Microsoft Azure Workshop
ScholarBuys Attendees: Mike
The event was attended by members of ICUT in the IT or Business Offices. ScholarBuys and ICUT collaborated to create this meeting to share information on Microsoft Azure with two separate focuses. For IT leadership it provided a high-level overview of Azure and why they should use the Cloud. There was also a hands on lab session designed for System Administrators. This allowed the institutions to experience Azure and its benefits first-hand and to be able to ask questions while a knowledgeable team was there with answers.
ScholarBuys attends Microsoft webinars and speaks with Microsoft team members in order to stay up to date on the products and to have a full understanding to support schools who are using or would like to use this product.
Windows Azure provides on-demand infrastructure and storage that scales and adapts to the changing needs of your institution. Whether an institution is creating new applications or running existing applications ScholarBuys provides best-in-class price-performance and end-to-end support. This event provided an opportunity for institutions to learn about the various ways that Windows Azure can be used at an institution; including Infrastructure Service for Test and Development, Identity Management and Hybrid Storage for Archive, Backup and DR.
Azure provides an excellent solution for institutions that are looking to move to the cloud. They can start with small workloads and look to grow into a larger scale deployment as they become more comfortable with the cloud.