Monday, February 24, 2014

Scaling out RDS in Windows Azure

I’ve been working on a Proof Of Concept recently to use Windows Azure to be able to automatically and dynamically scale a RDS environment (specifically the RD Session Host Servers) up and down as needed.

image“…Freek Berson a Remote Desktop Services (RDS) MVP developed this concept model on driving a solution for RDS in Azure. The question we ask when discussing this topic with Freek was: What if you wanted to get all the great enhancements to Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2012 R2 to securely enable remote users, but could scale up or down to meet changing demand—without having to pay for the excess capacity unless you were using it? Freek has been working on a proof of concept (POC) with one of his customers to accomplish exactly that…”

Read the article here:

1 comment:

  1. Hi Freek,

    This fails in an ARM environment due to the get-azuredeployment cmdlet. I can't seem to find an equivalent command for an ARM rollout. Just wanted to see if you had any thoughts on how I could make it work?

    Thanks, Blair