What is the Big Azure Day event?

An online event with interesting and up-to-date talks from experts from Microsoft, T-Systems and Deutsche Telekom IT Solutions.

Q&A

Do you already have a real usage of the Mesh  (Hololens)  or Mixed reality? If not, which are the target industries?

Yes, Microsoft HoloLens is used by numerous companies worldwide and in Hungary as well. The 3 main industries where Mixed Reality can deliver the most currently are Manufacturing, Healthcare and Retail. Read more in this report. - Mark Szabo



How do you see the near future (cca. 10 years) about this technology? What will be better than today in the perspective of the technology?

Ergonomics and immersion. To gain wide adoption, Mixed Reality glasses should be nearly as lightweight as normal glasses and their field of view should match or exceed those. - Mark Szabo



3D scanning of environment is very tedious and time consuming. Is it a way to adopt to unknown spaces with Hololens on the fly?



HoloLens was always able to automatically map unknown spaces on the fly using its inside-out Kinect sensor. No pre-scanning is needed. - Mark Szabo



As we've heard not only the "computing part" can be done by AI+Holo etc. solutions in surgery, but basically everything?

As we see, surgeons are not yet and will not be replaced in the near future by robots, HoloLens is a tool that augments the human capabilities with technology, but the core is still flesh-based. - Mark Szabo



Do you need very advanced math for modelling and mixed, augmented reality, or there are frameworks easy to use?

The technology is heavily based on math, but Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Toolkit abstracts it away and helps developers focus on high-level business problems. - Mark Szabo



Do you - your costumers like Foxconn - trust in cloud when presenting sensitive areas and information within Hololens discussions?(e.g. business plans, engineering details)

Most enterprises have already understood that outsourcing the infrastructure to security focused vendors like Microsoft – who has a 3000+ person security team and invests more than 1 billion USD every year into security – is much more secure than having limited resources to maintain and secure the on-premises infrastructure.



Is it safe to use HoloLens in military? Is security built-in, e.g. tamper detection, communication encrypted?

HoloLens uses the same tools, protocols and stack what other devices use, encrypted communication is not an issue. The largest customer of HoloLens – the US Department of Defense – shows the same. - Mark Szabo



What is the added value of HoloLens in classical business environment like meetings, office workers etc.? Avatars won't fit too well there :-)

The current state of the technology provides more value in first-line workers in manufacturing, healthcare and retail, so we are focusing on those now. In the future, when Mixed Reality glasses will be an everyday device like our smartphones now, they will replace conference room tech, monitors, augment communication and teamwork tools, etc. - Mark Szabo



How predictible are the costs of transformation? And the running of daily business on Azure?

With detailed assessment in place (when you are considering the performance metrics of particular VM i.e.) the overall costs can be more predictable. When it comes to TCO calculation and detailed planning combined with consultancy it can cover/setup the overall business case. - Károly Oravec



How do you achieve expected experience with cloud (migration)? Do we have enough senior or experienced colleagues to support it?

We are already providing support for cloud migrations for various customers, CMF as a framework has proper communication channels whithin the teams to share the experience and pick up the right solutions and setup for the upcoming ones. - Károly Oravec



SaaS is not always applicable instead of legacy applications, because of fear, data privacy etc. Can you 1:1 migrate legacy tools as well?

Legacy applications are tricky and the assessment part has to be more detailed to avoid such incompatibilities with public cloud, but if the OS and all the other circumstances (dynamic IP-s) are supported in Azure, it will work perfectly.



What's next after public and private cloud? Would it be easy to migrate from cloud solutions towards future, - or in between cloud solutions?

Migration service will always be a "must have" solution provided by particular vendors to support transition to their own environment. Similar approach already exists for migrating between cloud solutions (hint: consider a source public cloud system as "physical" environment). - Károly Oravec



What's the advantage of Azure in transitions compared to other cloud providers? (from T-Systems perspective as well)

The current licensing strategy of Microsoft makes Azure more convenient for MS workloads and regarding the Hybrid Cloud initiative the classic VM services like Backup, HA, DR are more easier to setup and similar to on-premises services. - Károly Oravec



What types of activities can be automated during cloud migration?

Everything, which has to be repeated more than once could be automated via Infrastructure as Code, AzureCLI, Powershell, ARM templates, Azure Policies etc. Few examples: for migrated VMs agents can be added automatically to start logging and monitoring, tagging can applied, based on tagging different SLAs (Backup, Disaster recovery, HA, Updates etc. can be setup properly). - Károly Oravec



Jonathan focused on Arc as a big game changer - indeed it seems so. Do you see it as being already used solution to substitute customers own methods?

Azure Arc can accelerate digital transformation whilst helping customers maintain control and stability. Azure Arc enables customers to: Gain central visibility, operations, and compliance Build cloud-native apps anywhere, at scale Run Azure services (such Azure SQL Managed Instance, Azure App Services, etc.) anywhere! More info is available at Azure Arc - Hybrid & Multicloud | Microsoft Azure - Jonathan Vella



How can I register myself for Deutsche Telekom Cloud services? Can I run a webserver, own a webpage?

T-Systems Managed Cloud Services for Azure can be requested via this website. This solution allows to run all kinds of Azure workloads which include PaaS-services like Azure App Services or T-Systems managed web server environments.



In times of Covid or other huge gaps and peaks in very short time is cloud still a working solution? Thinking of Azure capacity rumours.

Microsoft Azure has handled the unexpected increase of compute requirements at beginning of the Corona crisis extremely good. We have seen some situations where deployments of new Azure resources were not successful on the first try, but Microsoft was able to address these issues with adjusting the prioritization of workloads and adding additional resources within a short time frame. Due to the vast amount of Azure regions there was always a short-term solution to address these resource shortages.

We haven't experienced that existing workloads have been shut down or reduced in performance or capacity. Therefore, the usage of Microsoft Azure has proven that the usage of public cloud services is also under such extreme capacity requirements the optimal way. Without the usage of public cloud services a lot of large companies and business wouldn't have been able to provide virtual desktop solutions, like Azure Virtual Desktop, to create a way that their employees can work remotely and follow the recommendations to reduce the risk of Corona infections. - Martin Forch

Agenda

Big Azure Day 3 June 2021

Time Program Speaker/Leader Duration Company
9:00-9:05 Welcome Speech Árpád Jorzsits 5 min DT-ITS
9:05-9:15 Microsoft Mesh and Mixed Reality Márk Szabó 10 min Microsoft
9:15-9:35 Fireside chat about Microsoft Mesh Márk Szabó
Zsolt Mihályfi
20 min Microsoft
360world
9:35-10:00 Mastering Cloud Migration Károly Oravec 25 min DT-ITS
10:00-10:05 Break 5 min
10:05—10:35 Azure Arc Enabled Servers
and SQL Governance
Jonathan Vella 30 min Microsoft
10:35—11:00 Azure Journey Martin Forch 25 min T-Systems
11:00—11:45 Panel Discussion Árpád Jorzsits
Jonathan Vella
Károly Oravec
Mark Szabo
Martin Forch
45 min

A Tour Guide for Azure Products & Services

Microsoft Azure has become a de facto standard for software development and a platform for business-critical applications in many enterprises and institutions. This shift is affecting all areas of the business.

Compared to the past, when all IT decisions were made by the IT department, today the business departments implement their own solutions and run software development projects. Many of these solutions are being built in the cloud due to scalability and speed.

But where do you start to get the most out of Microsoft Azure?

Like any journey, a cloud journey begins with good planning and preparation. Microsoft has created a very good guide with “Microsoft's Cloud Adoption Framework” that covers all relevant aspects.

It is comparable to a good travel guide for a trip to a city you have never been to before. But as always, the best tips and tricks are not to be found in a written document.

You have to talk to the locals or take a city tour with an experienced tour guide who knows the area by heart.

ORGANIZER

As Deutsche Telekom IT Solutions, we - the organizers of the event - represent the values of client centricity, value creation, knowledge and continuous professional improvement, next to curiosity in new technologies and we believe in the power of working in teams, as well as the positive effect of getting things done as fast and as efficient as possible.

Our mission is to deliver future digitization and as the main goal of our vision, we deliver E2E ICT services for Deutsche Telekom and our Customers as the trusted partner.

We are highly committed to bring the latest technologies to the use of our clients, such as Public Cloud. If you’d like to find out more about our us and our open positions, visit our career page.

Talks and Speakers

9:00—9:05 Welcome Speech

Árpád Jorzsits Head of Public Cloud

Árpád is the Head of Public Cloud at Deutsche Telekom IT Solutions. He is the founder and organizer of the Hungarian communities of Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services.

9:05–9:35 Microsoft Mesh and Mixed Reality

Level of presentation: 100 (Introductory)

The talk will be about Microsoft Mesh and VR, the brand-new Mixed Reality solution. Microsoft Mesh enables you to feel the presence and share experiences from anywhere on any device.

Márk Szabó Cloud Solution Architect

Mark started his career in Microsoft's student program six years ago, and as a Cloud Solution Architect, he helps Independent Software Vendors and System Integrators use Microsoft's cutting-edge services to create industry-leading solutions.

Zsolt Mihályfi CEO

360World Linkedin

Zsolt is a Mixed Reality Expert, who works with amazing teams full of talented people who share the same passion to create unique experiences for people and businesses.

9:35–10:00 Mastering Cloud Migration

Level of presentation: 100 (Introductory and overview)

To achieve our customers’ cloud objectives, T-Systems have developed a holistic transformation approach, based on our proven Cloud Migration Framework. During the presentation Károly will try to find answers for important and frequently asked questions in this area.

Károly Oravec Azure Stream Lead

Károly is CMF Lead Architect for Azure in Deutsche Telekom IT Solutions Hungary. He acquired a deep understanding of Azure in Microsoft Ireland as Cloud Solutions Architect.

10:05—10:35 Azure Arc Enabled
Servers and SQL Governance

Level of presentation: 200 (Intermediate)

Jonathan will give a speech about Azure Arc, one of Microsoft’s newest Azure services that allows users to centrally manage multiple environments across on-premises, edge, and multicloud. As users are now able to extend their Azure management to any infrastructure, adopt cloud practices on premises, and run data services anywhere.

Jonathan Vella Cloud Solution Architect

With 20+ years of experience across Europe, Jonathan is currently the Cloud Solution Architect (Azure Infra) for partners in Greece, Cyprus, and Malta. He passionately leads deep technical architecture discussions with Senior Customer & Partner Executives, Enterprise Architects, IT Management and Developers to drive core infrastructure solutions and datacenter migrations.

10:35—11:00 Azure Journey

Level of presentation: 200 (Intermediate)

In this session, Martin will be your tour guide and he will share many experiences about a successful Microsoft Azure Cloud journey. He’ll focus on the technical capabilities and take a closer look at a few best practices that anyone either just starting out with Azure or an experienced Azure user should be aware of. He is looking forward seeing you at his Azure Tour.

Martin Forch Lead Architect Microsoft Cloud

Martin has been working in the IT industry for almost 20 years. During this time, he has always had a strong focus on Microsoft technologies. For a few years now, this focus has shifted completely to Microsoft Azure.

11:00–11:45 Panel Discussion

Árpád Jorzsits will be leading this exciting roundtable discussion with our Azure experts and the latest business topics.

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