Raphael Simon, Sr. Systems Architect at RightScale, led this session at the RightScale User Conference 2010 in Santa Clara.
Session Abstract: Using RightScale's ServerTemplates, it is now possible to define and manage cloud deployments that implement an entire Windows software stack. Such deployments can be automated with monitoring, alerts and auto-scaling to reap all the usual cloud benefits. This session will give you insight into how Windows instances can be dynamically configured using the RightScale Platform and make you better equipped to move your Windows applications to the cloud. We will show how ServerTemplates work with Windows, how to use PowerShell to configure services, and generally discuss the Windows boot and configuration process. The session will also cover challenges that are unique to the Windows platform such as licensing and system updates.