Azure Arc – Gaining Control of Your Hybrid Infrastructure

Interest in the cloud continues to grow. Many organizations are looking to adopt and migrate applications and data to Azure to reduce capital expenses and costly data centers. As administrators, architects, developers, and engineers, what are you doing to keep up with the accelerated organizational adoption of cloud technologies? How are you determining that your architecture is following best practices? In this episode of Cloud Maker, Shannon Kuehn and Dwayne Natwick will explore Azure Arc and how it can be used to manage your hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructures. After this discussion, you will have an understanding of how Azure Arc can assist you in managing the operation of your Azure, hybrid, and multi-cloud services.

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Shannon Kuehn

Shannon is a not-so-typical technologist, as her roots are grounded in public speaking and writing. She was a Communication Studies major and English minor in college and participated in competitive high school speech tournaments prior to collegiate life. She gravitated toward technology through music, by way of being a DJ and needing to record demos for club promoters. By taking the time to develop troubleshooting skills, she quickly found herself in jobs that started to push her toward deeper levels of technical skill. A self-described tinkerer, Shannon worked with technical mentors and colleagues who have helped her develop proficiencies in infrastructure. From her initial roots in help desk, to Windows systems administration, to VMware administration, to Exchange, to Exchange Online/Office 365, and finally Azure, she has carefully combined the right levels of technical prowess to propel her into her role at Microsoft. Shannon is currently a Cloud Advocate on the Enterprise Tools and Platform team, which rolls up to the broader Methods and Practices team. She focuses on evangelizing the Azure VMware Solutions platform as a way to get IT pros comfortable with the cloud.

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Dwayne Natwick

I am a vision-driven and goal-focused leader with a history of successfully managing and training on the full life-cycle of Cloud and IT products and services including technical sales and marketing. I author blog articles, curriculum, and provide training for internal and external clients in workshop, video, or certification preparation formats. I currently manage the product strategy, life cycle, and service offerings for Multi-Cloud Services at NTT.  @DwayneNcloud