Aaron and Brian talk with Corey Sanders (@CoreySandersWA; Director of Program Management @Microsoft) and Ryan O’Hara (Director Private Cloud Solutions @Microsoft) about how Microsoft is attempting to bring the Azure Cloud down into customer’s data centers.
Topic 1 - You’ve both been at Microsoft for a good amount of time. Give us a little bit of your background and maybe some insight into how all these changes in Redmond are happening?
Topic 2 - Give us the basics of Azure Stack and how it differs from previous Windows Server or Cloud Platform System “cloud” offerings.
Topic 2a- Azure Stack has been in “preview” for a couple months now. What has been the customer feedback? What didn’t you expect?
Topic 3 - We’ve done this show for 5+ years and one theme is constant - operating a cloud is very difficult. Does Azure Stack just deliver the software, or is there an operational element from the Azure Cloud included?
Topic 4 - Linux is a thing at Microsoft now. How will Azure Stack handle both Windows and Linux workloads?
Topic 5 - Azure Cloud has a very large set of services now. How should customers think about how much of that will make it into Azure Stack?